“Is Psychology a Science?” a question debated in our course textbook, Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Psychological Issues (Gantt & Slife, 2015). Please view the American Psychological Association web article “Science of Psychology,” located at http://www.apa.org/action/science/ as well as the LA Times article “Why Psychology Isn’t a Science,” located at http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jul/13/news/la-ol-blowback-pscyhology-science-20120713
Read the article corresponding with your assigned “Yes” or “No” position, and then go the APUS Online Library and locate a published article that provides evidence in support of the perspective of your assigned Gantt & Slife (2015) article author for this week.
Two models of grieving—the Kubler-Ross and Westburg models—identify stages through which an individual progresses in response to the death of a loved one. Understanding the various ways individuals cope with grief helps you to anticipate their responses and to assist them in managing their grief. Select one model of grieving—the Kubler-Ross or Westburg model—to address in this assignment.
Addressing the needs of grieving family members can diminish your personal emotional, mental, and physical resources. In addition to developing strategies to assist grieving individuals in crisis, you must develop strategies that support self-care.
In this Assignment, you apply a grieving model to work with families in a hospice environment and suggest strategies for self-care.
Submit a 2- to 3- APA page paper in which you:
- Explain how you, as a social worker, might apply the grieving model of Kubler- Ross to your work with families in a hospice environment.
- Identify components of the grieving model that you think might be difficult to apply to your social work practice. Explain why you anticipate these challenges.
- Identify strategies you might use for your own self care as a social worker dealing with grief counseling. Explain why these strategies might be effective.
Zastrow, C. H., & Kirst-Ashman, K. K. (2016). Understanding human behavior and the social environment (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning