What might be the common biological, psychological, or sociological predisposing, precipitating, perpetuating, and protective factors related to the client? How common are these factors?

TASK
Groups of 4 to 5 members should select one of the topics provided below in consultation
with the lecturer. As a group, you will present how you would go about assessing each
biological, psychological and social area in a clinical interview.
Using research on your client issue, please address the following:
1. What might be the common biological, psychological, or sociological predisposing,
precipitating, perpetuating, and protective factors related to the client? How common are
these factors?
2. What questions would you ask the client in gathering data to create a formulation?
3. What would you be mindful of when interacting with the client? Are there things you should
or shouldn’t do? Things you should or shouldn’t say?
When completing this assignment you should research both the client group and the health issue.
When addressing the above points try to think about individual, in-group, and community norms.
The more coherent, cohesive, and applicable your presentation, the more you (as presenters) and
your classmates (as students) will gain from this task.
All proposed factors should be based, where possible, mainly on academic research (e.g. use the
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SUBJECT: SOCP121 Psychology, Counselling Theory, and Practice
TYPE: Group Presentations
DUE DATE: PPT to be uploaded to the LMS by End of
Week 8 by one person from the group
Oral Presentations – In class: Sessions 9 – 11
WORD LIMIT: N/A
WEIGHT: 40% TOTAL MARKS: 40
TASK
Groups of 4 to 5 members should select one of the topics provided below in consultation
with the lecturer. As a group, you will present how you would go about assessing each
biological, psychological and social area in a clinical interview.
Using research on your client issue, please address the following:
1. What might be the common biological, psychological, or sociological predisposing,
precipitating, perpetuating, and protective factors related to the client? How common are
these factors?
2. What questions would you ask the client in gathering data to create a formulation?
3. What would you be mindful of when interacting with the client? Are there things you should
or shouldn’t do? Things you should or shouldn’t say?
When completing this assignment you should research both the client group and the health issue.
When addressing the above points try to think about individual, in-group, and community norms.
The more coherent, cohesive, and applicable your presentation, the more you (as presenters) and
your classmates (as students) will gain from this task.
All proposed factors should be based, where possible, mainly on academic research (e.g. use the
library, Google Scholar, websites from government departments and universities, relevant health
services and telephone information lines, community groups, etc.).
Information presented will be assessed on:
 Accuracy
 Biopsychosocial underpinnings
 Utility
 Clarity
 Execution
You must include bibliographic references (books/journals) to support your presentation
and discussion. List these at the end of your PPT presentation as a Reference List, in APA
style.
Allocated time for the group presentation: max. 20 mins.
Use Power Point to present your work. Be mindful to rehearse before your actual presentation to
ensure you cover all the main issues within the allocated time.
One submission of the slides should be made per group (one person only should submit
the slides on LMS).
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Each group member must participate as equally as possible in the preparation and delivery of the
presentation.
Presentations will be assessed by the lecturer on the above criteria.
In making sure you cover a variety of biopsychosocial factors you may find it helpful to develop a
formulation chart like the one below:
Factors Biological Psychological Socio-Cultural
Predisposing
(Make susceptible)
Precipitating
(Immediate Cause)
Perpetuating (Makes
symptoms continue)
Protective
(Helps reduce harm)
PRESENTATION TOPICS
1. A Muslim refugee presents to the clinic suffering from stress induced alopecia (hair loss).
2. An Aboriginal person suffering from kidney disease presents to the clinic seeking dietary
advice.
3. A substance user presents to the clinic looking for a massage for pain relief for the cramps
they are suffering while withdrawing from heroin.
4. A western businessperson who works between 60-70 hours per week presents to the clinic
with caffeine addiction.
5. A parent of 4 young children presents to the clinic seeking treatment for chronic back pain.
6. An 18 year old, who appears to be significantly underweight, arrives at the clinic with
concerns about their energy levels.
N.B. Each presentation topic will only be assigned to one group per class, so please rank your
preference as a group from 1st preference to 6th preference.
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ACADEMIC WRITING, REFERENCING, AND STUDENT INTEGRITY:
Writing on all assessments is expected to be of an academic standard and presentation,
and all non-original work must be properly referenced. For assistance in ensuring this
academic standard, please refer to the Communication Skills Handbook, 4th edition (2014)
by Summers & Smith and the Endeavour Referencing Guide.
For assistance with referencing, Mendeley citation software, and plagiarism please refer to
links on the Library homepage http://library.endeavour.edu.au. The Research Skills Tutorial
(located on the LMS drop down Library menu) covers these areas plus other relevant skills
through videos and quizzes. Additional support can be found at the top of the LMS Main
Page. The Study Skills tab contains a section on Academic Writing.
Note that all forms of plagiarism and cheating are taken very seriously at Endeavour. Please
ensure that you are familiar with the Academic Integrity Policy – Higher Education and that
you are mindful of avoiding the use of any work that is not your own without proper
attribution, as well as never allowing your work to be used by another student.
Late Submission
Assessments/PPT must be handed in by the day of your presentation. Students submitting an
assessment after the due date and without an approved extension of time will lose 10% of their
mark on the assessment per day it is late.
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Student ________________________ Lecturer __________________________
Subject SOCP121 Psychology, Counselling Theory and Practice
Assessment Group Presentation Marking Guide
Due date: PPT to be uploaded to the LMS by End of Week 8
Oral Presentations – In class: Sessions 9 – 11
Weighting 40%
Integrated Comprehensive Developed Acquiring Underdeveloped Missing
Identification
of factors 10%
Exceptional exploration
& analysis of all three
factors
High level of exploration
& analysis of all three
factors.
Explores all three factors
in some detail. Several
references, that are
mostly recent and
relevant.
Emerging identification &
analysis of at least two of
the three factors.
Inadequate identification
& analysis of all three
factors.
Fails to identify or
analyse all three factors.
Referencing
5%
A substantial number of
references that are both
relevant and recent from
a variety of sources
Numerous references
that are recent and
relevant from a variety of
resources
Some evidence of
obtaining information
from different sources
Not enough references
utilised. Sources used of
limited or questionable
validity.
References utilised from
dated and limited
sources
No references are
included
Implications for
future practice 7.5%
Exceptional discussion
of how information can
be applied to future
practice.
High level discussion of
how information can be
applied to future
practice.
Some information
presented appears to
have applications for
future practice.
Limited discussion of
how information can be
applied to future practice
Inadequate of how
information can be
applied to future
practice.
No discussion of how
information can be
applied to future practice
interviewing client 7.5%
Awareness of factors in
Exceptional awareness
of factors to be mindful
of when questioning and
interacting with client
High level awareness of
factors to be mindful of
when questioning and
interacting with client.
Some awareness of
things to be mindful of
when interacting with
client
Limited awareness of
factors to be mindful of
when interacting with
client
Inadequate awareness
of factors to be mindful
of when interacting with
client
No awareness of factors
to be mindful of when
interacting with client
information 4%
Presentation of
Excellent presentation
that presents the
information in a clear
and logical manner, is
well paced, utilises a
variety of learning
resources.
Very good presentation
that flows well utilises a
number of learning
resources.
Presentation generally
easy to follow with a few
different learning
resources utilised.
Presentation is difficult to
follow, only one or two
learning resources are
used.
Presentation is barely
adequate with limited
learning resources
utilised. Quite a lot of
information is repetitive.
Some materials seem
only loosely aligned with
topic.
Presentation is difficult to
follow, no learning
resources used.
participation
Group member
3%
Demonstrates ability of
individual to work as a
member of a cohesive
group
Demonstrates evidence
of working as a member
of a group
Some repetition of
information by individual
group members
Individual members work
poorly as a group.
Individual member
participation is unequal
and uncoordinated
No participation from one
or more individual
members
Time
management 3%
Excellent time
management throughout
presentation
Presentation is at an
even pace and within
allotted time.
Presentation is either too
short or too long.
Time management of the
presentation is poor
Pace of delivery is either
too fast or too slow
Runs over time or does
not meet minimum
presentation time.