Key Performance Indicator Assignment: Biographical Human Development Paper

Key Performance Indicator Assignment: Biographical Human Development Paper

The purpose of this project is to meet the Key Performance Indicator tasks for Human Growth and Development. A key part of our work as counseling professionals is to develop a number of skills including self-awareness and appropriate self-disclosure. This assignment facilitates self-awareness by exploring your own lifespan development within the context of the human lifespan and developmental theories covered in the course. This assignment also encourages appropriate self-disclosure. Please feel free to disclose as much or as little as you are comfortable sharing in a professional context.

Instructions: 

Write a 5 to 7-page research paper in APA format that describes your own lifespan development. Focus on influences that you believe impacted your life, both positive and negative. In this paper you are to (1) demonstrate your knowledge of human development by synthesizing and integrating theories of development and learning with events and influences in your life, (2) specify a developmental issue/task for each life stage as defined by the developmental theory you choose, (3) develop a plan for the future of how you might expect to cope with future life stages. (4) discuss how your life experiences inform how you will approach your work with future clients. (5) Include a short wellness plan to help you prevent burnout and compassion fatigue. Please cite at least 5 references. The references must be peer-reviewed journals or professional books. Please use APA style when formatting your paper. I will hold these papers in confidence. Below are a few items to consider while writing your paper about each stage. Not all of the items below will apply to you.

a. What was happening in your family, your community?

b. How might these occurrences have affected your family members?

c. What prevailing socio-cultural factors that impacted your family’  (and your own):

i. Identity development

ii. Gender expectations

iii. Sexual identity development

iv. Trauma and abuse

v. Grief and loss Choose Either one highlighted

vi. Family development

vii. Addiction

viii. Spiritual development

ix. What changed as you and your family progressed through the various developmental stages?

x. What theories pertain to the specific developmental ages and unique cultural contexts?

xi. How will you use wellness to cope with the next stages in life?

Additional details on completing this KPI assignment can be found in the attached rubric.

A rubric for this assignment can be found at the end of the syllabus. Students must receive at least a 70% to receive a passing grade. A student who scores less than 70% of the grade on the KPI assignment must complete an Individual Remediation Plan with the instructor  Failure to successfully remediate the KPI assignment will result in a F (Fail) grade in the course.

Assignment #2

PYCL 0512 – Biographical Human Development Paper

Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Faculty systematically assesses each student’s progress by examining a combination of knowledge and skills. Key performance indicators are course tasks, activities, or assignments selected by faculty to assess student learning in core content areas of the counseling curriculum. Key performance indicators are measured multiple times and at different points in time during the student’s master’s program.

This course has been identified as partially fulfilling one of the eight core content areas of the counseling curriculum, Human Growth and Development. The following content area objectives are addressed within this course via the designated Key Performance Indicator task described below.

1. Neurobiological and medical foundation and etiology of addiction and co-occurring disorders [CMHC 1. d.] 2. Theories of individual and family development across the lifespan [2. F. 3. a.] 3. Theories of learning [2. F. 3. b.] 4. Theories of normal and abnormal personality development [2. F. 3. c.] 5. Theories and etiology of addictions and addictive behaviors [2. F. 3. d.] 6. Biological, neurological, and physiological factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior [2. F. 3. e., F. 3. f.] 7. Systemic and environmental factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior [2. F. 3. e., F. 3. f.] 8. Effects of crisis, disasters, and trauma on diverse individuals across the lifespan [2. F. 3. g.] 9. A general framework for understanding differing abilities and strategies for differentiated interventions [2. F. 3. h.] 10. Ethical and culturally relevant strategies for promoting resilience and optimum development and wellness across the lifespan [2. F. 3. i.]

Students will demonstrate competency via successful completion of the following key performance indicator required task:

Key Performance Indicator Assignment: Biographical Human Development Paper PYCL 512 Required KPI Assignment: Biographical Human Development Paper (20 points) The purpose of this project is to meet the Key Performance Indicator tasks for Human Growth and Development. A key part of our work as counseling professionals is to develop a number of skills including self-awareness and appropriate self-disclosure. This assignment facilitates self-awareness by exploring your own lifespan development within the context of the human lifespan and developmental theories covered in the course. This assignment also encourages appropriate self-disclosure. Please feel free to disclose as much or as little as you are comfortable sharing in a professional context.

Write a 5 to 7-page research paper in APA format that describes your own lifespan development. Focus on influences that you believe impacted your life, both positive and negative. In this paper you are to (1) demonstrate your knowledge of human development by synthesizing and integrating theories of development and learning with events and influences in your life, (2) specify a developmental issue/task for each life stage as defined by the developmental theory you choose, (3) develop a plan for the future of how you might expect to cope with future life stages. (4) discuss how your life experiences inform how you will approach your work with future clients. (5) Include a short wellness plan to help you prevent burnout and compassion fatigue.

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Please cite at least 5 references. The references must be peer-reviewed journals or professional books. Please use APA style when formatting your paper. I will hold these papers in confidence. Below are a few items to consider while writing your paper about each stage. Not all of the items below will apply to you.

a. What was happening in your family, your community? b. How might these occurrences have affected your family members? c. What prevailing socio-cultural factors that impacted your family’s (and your own): i. Identity development ii. Gender expectations iii. Sexual identity development iv. Trauma and abuse v. Grief and loss vi. Family development vii. Addiction viii. Spiritual development ix. What changed as you and your family progressed through the various developmental stages? x. What theories pertain to the specific developmental ages and unique cultural contexts? xi. How will you use wellness to cope with the next stages in life?

A rubric for this assignment can be found at the end of the syllabus. Students must receive at least a 70% to receive a passing grade. A student who scores less than 70% of the grade on the KPI assignment must complete an Individual Remediation Plan with the instructor. Failure to successfully remediate the KPI assignment will result in a F (Fail) grade in the course.

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The “Biographical Human Development Paper” assignment is used as a Key Performance Indicator for the common core area “Human Growth and Development.” Criterion Not Met = 0 points Met = 2 points Exceeded = 2.5 points Points 1. Theories of Individual and Family Development (2.5 points max)

Student did not demonstrate knowledge of human development by synthesizing and integrating theories of development with events and influences in his/her life.

Student demonstrated knowledge of human development by synthesizing and integrating theories of development with events and influences in his/her life. Student demonstrated knowledge of human development by synthesizing and integrating theories of development with events and influences in his/her life. Student relates the events and influences to human development theories.

2. Theories of Learning (2.5 points max)

Student did not specify the ideal learning theory and explains why this is important to him/her. Student specified the ideal learning theory but did not explain why this is important to him/her. Student specified the ideal learning theory and explained why this is important to him/her.

3. Theories of Normal and Abnormal Personality Development (2.5 points max) Student did not focus on personality development and did not apply it to his/her life development. Student focused on personality development but not on application to his/her life development. Student focused on personality development and applied it to his/her life development.

4. Biological, Neurological, and Physiological Factors (2.5 points max) Student did not effectively project how they might expect to complete the life stages to follow, and failed to discuss factors that affected or will affect his/her development. Student effectively projected how they might expect to complete the life stages to follow but failed to discuss factors that affected or will affect his/her development. Student effectively projected how they might expect to complete the life stages to follow and discussed factors that affected or will affect his/her development.

5. Systemic and Environmental Factors (2.5 points max) Student failed to discuss systemic and environmental factors (e.g., Bronfenbrenner) that affect human development, functioning, and behavior.

Student only focused on one environmental/ systematic factor that affected human functioning. Student discussed systemic and environmental factors (e.g., Bronfenbrenner) that affect human development, functioning, and behavior.

6. Wellness Plan (2.5 points max)

Student did not discuss wellness plan across the lifespan.

Student identified 1 wellness activity but did not discuss a thorough wellness plan.

Student identified and discussed at least three wellness activities and discussed an overall wellness plan.

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7. References (2.5 points max)

Student used less than the 5 required references.

Five professional references were used to support the above sections.

More than 5 professional references were used to support the above sections. The references were all of high quality.

8. APA Style (2.5 points max)

APA style of writing was not adequately followed throughout the paper.

APA style was followed throughout the paper. There were several minor errors.

APA style was followed throughout the paper. There were few/no errors.

Total grade for the assignment (20 of 100 total points for the course or 20% of your total course grade):

*

* All students must pass the KPI Assignment at 70% or higher. Any score below 70% requires instructor remediation of any ‘Not Met’ criterion prior to the end of the course to achieve a passing grade for the KPI. Students must pass the KPI to pass the course.

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