Paper Guidelines (8 -10 pages)  Develop a paper on the effectiveness of psychotherapy models for a specific disorder.  The disorder can be depression ( in general or one type of depression); anxiety (or a specific anxiety disorder such as phobias), eating disorders (anorexia or bulimia); substance use disorders, etc.  NOTE: Use Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat GENERAL ANXIETY DISORDER The paper should specify in the introduction, the disorder and its definition, and usual symptoms, and the types and names of psychotherapy models found to be effective in its treatment (literature search, maybe 3 or 4 models). Cite the most convincing research: describe the sample, data collection, findings, and conclusion of at least-four published studies. The studies may be (but do not have to be) on the same model; however, the research should be on one specific disorder. Critique each study—are these strong studies on effectiveness?

What are the studies’ limitations? Explain why the studies chosen to support a specific model’s use. For example, has cognitive therapy for eating disorders been shown to be more effective than psychodynamic models because of the symptom of dichotomous thinking? Are there cultural implications that affect the model’s effectiveness? Finally, describe the implications for your practice. Format /Organization of Paper 1. Introduction:  a. Disorder Defined b. Models commonly used, (This could be theory, expert opinion, as well as research publications) for the disorder c. Models cited on effectiveness for the disorder in your literature search (might be several) 2. Body of Paper: d. Introduce this section e. Cited Research and description on the Effectiveness of specific models (4 studies) for the disorder you have chosen with a critique of study f. Do the findings conclude the model plus pharmacology is the most effective? Psychotherapy alone? Cultural Implications of the model’s use?  3. Implications for Your Practice (how psychiatrist or nurse practitioners can use this effectively in their practice). 4. Summary of Paper  5.  Conclusions This mean the paper will have these headings: 1. Introduction 2. Body 3. The implication for the practice ( how psychiatrist or nurse practitioners can use this effectively in their practice). 4. Summary of paper 5. Conclusion.  For more information on Psychotherapy read this: 

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