Educational Psychologist

Students must submit one document containing both case studies. Please provide a separate word count for each assignment. Question 1 Jill is an Educational Psychologist working mainly with primary schools in a major city in the UK. A teacher recently made her aware that one of his pupils struggles with reading and has fallen behind in his academic achievements. Jill subsequently established a diagnosis of dyslexia. Critically evaluate interventions Jill might consider to help the pupil to improve his academic performance. (25 Marks) Question 2 Malcolm is a Senior Clinical Psychologist working within a community mental health multi-disciplinary team. His team recently appointed a Clinical Psychologist with additional training in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Critically evaluate how Malcolm might decide which clients on the waiting list are likely to benefit from one of these approaches and should therefore be allocated to the new Clinical Psychologist. Give a rationale for your argument supported by appropriate literature. (25 Marks) Page 4 of 8 Guide to writing a case study The following framework is designed to provide guidance on how to write up a case study. Please use the following headings: Title Introduction Discussion Conclusion References Writing structure Introduction In the introduction, include information from the ‘case’, provide a definition of your key terms and provide any essential information. Keep it brief but give enough factual information for the marker to get a sense of the case study context and material. Use author citations and include these in your list of references. Discussion In this section you should focus on the particular question set for the case study. You need to make sure that your discussion is related to Psychology in Practice and that you cover the Learning Outcomes 1-5 Conclusion You write this conclusion as you would for most other styles of essay. This ‘case study’ assignment is basically an essay, which is written around a ‘case’. Pull together the various strands of your discussion and say what you conclude based on the evidence and material used. This may be following on from a reasoned argument in the Introduction, or may be several sentences making comment about the weight of evidence/material for or against particular concepts, theories or ideas. New material should not be introduced in the conclusion, nor should references or quotations.

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