M7A2 Short Essay and Prioritized Intervention Chart

Assignment 2: LASA 2—Short Essay and Prioritized Intervention Chart

Since sustaining a concussion in his freshman year, Raphael Arena continued to be successful both in the classroom and on the football field during his sophomore and junior years. 

However, a freshman placekicker has been recruited, and Raphael is feeling insecure about his position on the team. He admits that at times he feels so down that he is considering not playing football in his senior year; yet, you know that he is passionate about the sport and is an exceptionally talented athlete. He is also quite stressed about having to make a career decision by the end of his senior year. 

His coach tells him that he is likely to have an opportunity to play professional football, but his new wife worries about repeated concussions and is pressuring him to enter his father’s successful business. 

Raphael shares that he is having difficulty sleeping and is often unable to concentrate on his courses. 

He has also been eating more and not exercising, which has resulted in a slight weight gain. 

Since you are still working with the team as a sport psychology consultant, he seeks you out for guidance.

Part I: Essay
On the basis of what you have learned and your research using the Argosy University library resources, write an APA-style essay that consists of the following:A title pageA 1,000–1,500-word essay that includes your responses to the following: An analysis of Raphael’s cognitions, emotions, and behaviors. Integrate into this analysis scholarly sources and your knowledge about the impact thoughts have on emotions and behavior.Identification of Raphael’s strengths and weaknessesDirections for Raphael’s targeted areas of improvementA reference pagePart II: Prioritized Intervention Chart
Create a prioritized intervention chart for Raphael Arena—your client in the scenario. 

Follow the steps given below to develop the chart:Outline 5–7 objectives that you want to prioritize for Raphael’s improvement of motivation, self-regulation, and goal setting.Based on what you have learned about motivation and self-regulation, discuss specific strategies you would propose for Raphael to increase motivation going into his senior year.Integrate the concepts of problem solving and decision making, and discuss strategies Raphael can use over the next 6–9 months before he has to make a career decision.

Download and use the template to organize your responses in the form of the required chart.Write the APA-style essay in around 1,000­–1,500 words.
Write the information for the prioritized intervention chart in around 750–1,000 words.Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
Use the following file naming convention:Name the APA-style essay: LastnameFirstInitial_M7_A2_P1.doc.Name the prioritized intervention chart: LastnameFirstInitial_M7_A2_P2.doc.By the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.This assignment is worth 360 points and will be graded using a rubric. Download and read the rubric to understand the expectations. Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum PointsAnalyzed Raphael’s cognitions, emotions, and behaviors integrating scholarly resources regarding the impact of thoughts on emotion and behaviors.

92Identified strengths and weaknesses and provided direction for those targeted areas of improvement.52Discussed specific strategies to increase Raphael’s motivation going into his senior year.

92Discussed how Raphael might approach the next 6–9 months before he has to make a decision about his career.

88Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.36

Total:360