Final Project: Substance Abuse Assessment and Intervention Plan
For your Final Project, you will apply the information you have learned in this course to critically analyze a specific case study (Final Project Case Study: Lisa) and develop a Substance Abuse Assessment and Intervention Plan based on it. Your Final Project must explain the choices you made in your plan and be supported with scholarly references from the professional literature (e.g., Addictive Behaviors, Drug and Alcohol Review, Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse).
Your Final Project should include all of the following sections:
1. Substances abused and implications of abuse
2. Biological predispositions
3. Family considerations
4. Cultural considerations
5. Therapy model
6. Assessment and diagnosis
7. Treatment plan and intervention strategies
8. Ethical and legal considerations
The Learning Resources in the course and the Discussion and Application assignments all will assist you in completing the Final Project.
Your Final Project must be presented via one of the following options:
? A 6- to 10-page (not including references), double-spaced, APA-formatted paper that is submitted to the assignment submission link
o The narration, which serves as a verbal presentation, should include anything and everything you would say in a paper.
o References and citations may be included at the end of the presentation in the final slides, or may be included throughout the presentation after the applicable information.
o The presentation should demonstrate proficiency in the use of PowerPoint. Your instructor cannot offer any guidance on technical issues.
? Other: If there is another format option that you believe would demonstrate your mastery of the material learned, please submit the idea to your instructor via e-mail for approval by Week 8 of the course.
All Final Projects, regardless of format:
? Must include a minimum of five references (in addition to any course readings you may wish to reference)
? Must include each of the eight required sections
? Must explain the choices you made to create the Substance Abuse Assessment and Intervention Plan and, where necessary, make clear how the concepts presented in the course relate to the plan
? Are graded on a 20-point scale and are worth 20% of your final grade
Although the Final Project is not to be submitted until Day 4 of Week 11, you should become familiar with the case study and project requirements and have them in mind as you proceed through the course.
The Final Project will be evaluated according to all four indicators in the Application Assignment and Final Paper Writing Rubric located in the Course Info area. Be sure that the Final Project is written using APA format.
Information on scholarly writing may be found in the APA Manual (5th ed.) and at the Walden Writing Center Web site.