By the end of this activity, you will be able to examine stages of readiness to participate in recovery and to conduct a readiness
Learning Goal: I’m working on a law writing question and need support to help me learn.
By the end of this activity, you will be able to examine stages of readiness to participate in recovery and to conduct a readiness assessment on Daniel, the main character in the movie, The Half Nelson.
To prepare for this activity, be sure to:
- Review and participate in the discussion on signs and symptoms.
- Read the Cohen et al. article on assessing readiness for psychiatric rehabilitation.
Based on the video, Half Nelson, write up a Readiness Assessment of the main character, Daniel’s, current state of readiness to participate in rehabilitation.
You must address each of the five core areas in your readiness assessment.
- Need for Change
- Commitment to Change
- Environmental Awareness
- Personal Closeness.
Your assessment should include where Daniel is in relation to each these areas in terms of his addictive behavior and a rationale as to why you have rated him on each core area in the way that you did. Be clear in your justification for the ratings you give in each section and be sure to apply your course materials to support your justification. In addition to the video, you should have a minimum of two other sources that support your assessment.
Your assessment should be 2-4 pages double spaced, not including your title and reference pages. Use APA formatting for all of your citations and for your reference page. Be sure to proof your grammar, spelling, and organization carefully.
Once you have written your readiness assessment, you will submit it to Turnitin.com for feedback using the login information provided by me at the beginning of the term. Make any corrections as indicated by your Turnitin report and submit your paper in the Assignment submission box.
I encourage you to use the following resources to ensure success in writing your readiness assessment essay.
- APA Citation: APA Citations Tip Sheet (Links to an external site.)
- Citing Resources: Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial (Links to an external site.)
- Excelsior College Online Writing Lab: ECOWL (Links to an external site.)
- Writing Tutoring/Free Assistance (Links to an external site.)
Compose your work in a .doc or .docx file type using a word processor (such as Microsoft Word, etc.) and save it frequently to your computer. For those assignments that are not written essays and require uploading images or PowerPoint slides, please follow uploading guidelines provided by your instructor.
Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to submit your work, click “Upload Submission.” Enter the submission title and then click on “Select a file to upload.” Browse your computer, and select your file. Click “Open” and verify the correct file name has appeared next to Submission File. Click on “Continue.” Confirm submission is correct and then click on “Accept Submission & Save.”
Answer preview for By the end of this activity, you will be able to examine stages of readiness to participate in recovery and to conduct a readiness