Gather Real World Everything Is There
Child Psychopathology-Interview Project Instructions
The goals of this project are too:
Gather “real world” examples of the concepts that we will discuss in class.
Develop an understanding of the perspectives of individual with disabilities, their families, and individuals who work in the field of Child Psychopathology.
Apply knowledge of class concepts to your discussion of information gained during your interview.
You should interview ONE PERSON for this project. The person should be either
An individual with an identified diagnosis (choose from those we will cover in class). This individual should be able to verbally discuss their diagnosis, OR
(I chose A PARENT),sibling, or other CLOSELY INVOLVED family member of a person with an identified diagnosis, OR
An individual who works closely with persons with disabilities. CHOSE SPECIFIC PHOBIA
The project involves the following steps:
Identify your interviewee, and ask them to sign a consent form.
Develop and submit for review a set of at least 10, but no more than 20, interview questions for your interview.
-You should include questions related to AT LEAST ONE OF the following topics: prenatal development, early warning signs or indicators of the diagnosis, assessment, treatments or supports, school supports, impact on family, strengths and difficulties of the individual with the disability. The goal is to focus on one particular area that we have covered in class. So, you may choose to focus on diagnosis and assessment, and you could ask a parent specific questions about when their child was diagnosed, what specific warning signs were present, and what type of tests were used.
When you have completed your interview, you will write a summary paper.
-DO NOTsubmit a transcript of your interview. Instead, use excerpts from your interview and themes identified in the interview to illustrate concepts from class.
-In addition to material from class and your book, use at least 3 other PEER-REVIEWED sources to discuss themes in your interview. DO NOT USE WEB-BASED SOURCES.
-Your paper should be at least 8 pages of text (excluding title and reference pages) and no more than 10 pages long, in APA format.
-Please change the names of your interview participants to protect their identity.
-It is my strong preference that you conduct an actual interview, rather than simply emailing a set of questions to your interviewee. (interview questions already created answers can be made up but must be consistent with actual diagnosis)