Career Development Intervention
For this assignment, you will choose a specific population which you will base your intervention on. You may choose from the following:
1. Recent college graduates (bachelor’s degree with little work experience)
2. Displaced workers (i.e. employees that have recently been laid off)
3. College students
4. Individuals pursuing a second career
5. Single parents
6. Individuals with developmental or physical disabilities
Once you have selected a target group you can be more specific about the characteristics of your group. For instance, if you choose college students, you could specify, those majoring in business administration or if you choose displaced workers, you could specify, those with no college education.
You will submit an 8-10 page paper. You must include the following required components:
· Description of the target population including relevant career related statistics
· Goals and objectives of the workshop
· Challenges faced by the target population
· Specific intervention plan to address challenges
· Relevant career counseling theory
· Relevant sources of occupational career information
· Description of activities and supplemental materials that would be utilized during the workshop
· Frequently asked questions and answers
· Resources for target population
· Method(s) of evaluation
You should use a minimum of ten (10) sources in addition to the course text.
Be sure to meet the research criteria as specified in the rubric for this assignment that includes the following components:
· A 8-10 page paper in APA format including research materials that are relevant to the assignment, e.g. scholarly journals, professional articles, legal documents, government documents, legal decisions, media clips, software, measurement instruments websites, personal communication, etc.
· Professional/scholarly journals are peer reviewed and focus on the profession/application of psychology (located on Proquest, EBSCOHost, PsycNET, etc.). Non-scholarly articles include newspapers, periodicals, secular magazines, etc, and are not peer reviewed. Websites not approved include wilkipedia.com and about.com.
· Research that focuses on the most current information (past five to ten years) except when citing seminal works (e.g. Freud, Erickson, etc.).
· Includes a minimum of ten (10) sources as references in addition to the course text.
Final Project Draft and Peer Review/Self-Check
For this discussion, you will create and submit a draft of your final project, a 3-4 page draft of your final paper. Then, you will peer review at least one fellow student’s submission. The instructor may post a peer review schedule as part of an announcement and in an “Instructor Guidance Post” within the Week 5 “peer review discussion group.”
This is a peer review and the instructor will not be offering feedback on drafts.
Make sure that you do the following in your submissions:
A. Describe the target population including relevant career related statistics.
B. State the goals and objectives of your “presentation” or paper.
C. Identify and describe at least one career theory that you will use in your presentation/paper.
D. Reference two sources at a minimum in addition to the course text. (Professional/scholarly journals are peer reviewed and focus on the profession/application of psychology (located on Proquest, EBSCOHost, PsycNET, etc.). Non-scholarly articles include newspapers, periodicals, secular magazines, etc., and are not peer reviewed. Websites not approved include wilkipedia.com and about.com.)
E. Use the notes feature to add specific information that cannot be seen by the audience on the PowerPoint slides. (Note: This is applicable only if Option 1 of the final assignment was chosen by the student.)
For each component (A-E above, as applicable), provide a score of 1-5, with 5 being the “highest quality” and 1, the lowest. Also, provide written feedback for each component, particularly focusing on those in which a rating of 3 or lower is given.
When providing written feedback please do so in a way that is considerate and respectful. Focus on suggestions for improvement (as opposed to highlighting all of the “negatives” of the presentation).