In Assessment 1, you completed Part 1 of a request for proposal (RFP) from a nearby school district that is seeking individuals or groups to design a training and professional development inservice day about the brain and mind from a biopsychological perspective for their educators. In this assessment, use the Assessment 2 Proposal Template (linked in the Resources) to prepare Part 2 of the RFP. Address the following regarding the addictions portion of the professional development inservice:
IV. Recognized Addictions
What are some of the addictions that are recognized in our society today? What are the drugs and alcohol and other addictions people struggle with?
What are physiological mechanisms to addiction that make it more likely in one person versus another person?
V. Addiction and Mental Disorders
What is the connection between addiction and mental disorders? Explain the connection.
What are some mental disorders that are commonly seen in today’s society?
Are any of these mental disorders commonly paired with some type of addiction?
Do any of these addictions or mental disorders seem to be more prevalent in one gender or the other? Explain.
VI. Addictions Information Sheet
Create an information sheet or handout on addiction that is targeted to professionals in a specific context of your choosing; for example, a health clinic, social work agency, school, government agency, et cetera. This handout should serve as a reference guide for professionals to use when they are working with their patients, clients, or consumers. Use Microsoft Word for your information sheet, and include the information sheet as part of the proposal document.
Do not incorporate the questions into the content of your proposal. Use the Capella library to research the material and support your responses.
Written Communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA Formatting: Resources and citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
Font and Font Size: Times New Roman, 12-point font, double spaced.
Length: Write a minimum of 4 pages of content. Also include the one-page information sheet, and include a references page.
Write a 4-page section of a request for proposal (RPF) in which you address the topics of addictions and mental health disorders.
Addiction is not a new issue in our society. The impact on the addicted person’s life and that of his or her family differs dependent on the nature of the addiction, social norms, and laws. For example drunk driving only became a concern once moving vehicles became the norm. When reviewing the nature of addiction, the types of addiction, and the level of addiction, you will find it is a most complicated issue.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 2: Apply psychological theories to topics in biological psychology.
Discuss addictions common in today’s society.
Discuss the physiological mechanisms that make people prone to addiction.
Discuss the mental disorders that are commonly seen in today’s society.
Competency 3: Apply scholarly research findings to topics in biological psychology.
Describe the connection between addiction and mental disorders.
Describe which mental disorders are commonly paired with some type of addiction.
Create an addictions information sheet relevant to the chosen context.
Competency 4: communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in the field of psychology.
Write in a manner that is concise, logically organized, and utilizes correct punctuation, spelling, grammar, and mechanics.
Use APA format and style.