This assignment MUST be typed in APA style, and must be written at graduate level English.
Prepare a comprehensive Final Research Paper in which you choose an area of research that is relevant and pertinent to the current diagnosis and treatment of mental illness in accordance to the DSM-5. Your topic must include current perspectives in diagnosis, assessment and treatment, including an integrative discussion of traditional psychological research and neuroscience.
Select a minimum of eight (8) current research articles taken from scholarly journals (online or hard copy) on your selected topic. You are encouraged to utilize the Calsouthern Library to access evidence-based resources. You may use the bibliography located under Resources in your course syllabus.
Do not use the course text or other texts for this assignment.
This is a research-based paper.
Research must be no more than 3-5 years old.
Your paper must be 10-12 pages plus a title and reference page
Analyze the physical, cognitive, social and personality aspects of abnormal psychology and implications across the life span
Examine the major diagnostic domains and specific criteria associated with DSM-5 disorders. Evaluate legal and ethical issues in mental health treatment
Develop an awareness of diversity and cross-cultural perspectives in abnormal psychology.
Explore available treatment and interdisciplinary services for community members experiencing mental health disorders.
Identify the barriers associated with seeking and receiving therapeutic services. Demonstrate ethical behavior in the use of technology