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  Module 8 Signature Assignment

 The signature assignment for this course is a eight 5-8 page paper in APA format with cited research on a psychological assessment you select in week one. This is a working paper, which means you will build on a portion of it each week. During week eight (8), you will turn in your Signature Assignment.
For the signature assignment you will integrate course concepts by developing a paper in which you address the following:
Select a chronic illness or painful condition and a corresponding coping mechanism, alternative therapy or alternative approach to treatment.
Tell me why you selected this topic.
Describe the history of the treatment related to the condition or illness you have selected.
Discuss any applicable theory (or theories) related to your topic.
Explain why we should be interested in the topic you selected.
Speculate on the future direction of research with regard to the development of psychological based treatment or holistic alternative therapies respective to your topic. Specifically, what are the next steps for approaching treatment for this illness or condition from this perspective?
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Writing expectations include competency in the following:
Sentence Structure
Verb Tense and Agreement Pronoun Use
Possessive Use
Focus and Organization
Thesis Statement & Conclusion
You should use a minimum of 4-6 academic sources in support of your Signature Assignment.
Must be double-spaced with 1-inch margins and typed in 12-point Times New Roman.
Your Essay should have a Cover Page and Works Cited Page. Essays should be proofread for spelling and grammar mistakes.
Essays should be in APA style.
You must cite all texts used, including page numbers to avoid plagiarism.
Your essay must have a thesis statement and conclusion that are both supported by research
If you do not turn in your assignment before the deadline, points may be deducted from your score for tardiness.