How long would the counseling process continue?

Situation/Problem in Pastoral Counseling

George and Agnes are faithful members of their local congregation and have been Christians and served the Lord for many years. George has pastored a few small churches and is now the associate pastor of a large, diverse, multi-cultural congregation. George and Agnes are in their early fifties, having raised four children, all of whom are now adults and established in various professions, including one son and one daughter who are in full time ministerial positions in other locations. Another son is a successful businessman and their fourth and youngest son is a high school teacher. Their three older children are married with families and live outside of the medium-sized metropolitan area in which their parents reside. All four children accepted Jesus Christ as Savior at an early age and have been active in various church activities and ministries throughout the years of their youth.

George and Agnes’ fourth son, Connor, is in his mid-thirties and is single. He has kept in close touch with his parents, since he lives and works in the same community and also attends their church. He has been active in the choir, in visitation ministry and in helping with youth ministry. Recently, their youngest son shared with his parents that, for many years, he has had a same-gender attraction. He explained to his parents that he has never shared these feelings with anyone in the family, or with any of his former pastors. Although he said that he tried to ignore or deny these feelings while growing up, by being active in school sports and by dating the opposite sex in high school and college, for much of his adult life he has suffered much inner conflict and depression concerning his inner feelings of attraction to other men. At one, time, unbeknownst to his parents, he met for several months with a qualified counselor, hoping that his feelings would change, but this did not occur. Although he has not counseled with a pastor, he has prayed often about this conflict throughout the years, often with many tears. He shared with his parents his deep sense of “living a life” of having to “cover-up” his feelings; of fearing that others would conclude the truth about him, since he is in his thirties and not married. When people, even his parents or siblings have asked him about marriage and setting down—having a family, he has always answered the question with a light answer, smiling and saying, “Well, I just haven’t met the right women yet.” He has come to the point of avoiding people who try to “fix him up” with a particular young woman they may know, hoping to make a match. His deep conflict, he shared with his parents, stems from his upbringing in a conservative Christian context that spoke vehemently about the sin of homosexuality and yet struggling without success to change his own feelings concerning same-sex attraction. He has felt shame, depression, anger, loneliness, feelings of alienation, deep depression at times and hates the fact that, as he says “he is living a lie”. He is successful as a teacher, and in lay ministry at the church and not fallen into any immorality. Yet, the struggle has become more intense as he reflects on his life: what he has already experienced and what lies ahead as he continues to become older and his sense of loneliness intensifies.

Connor feels he is at a place of crisis: he says he has done all he knows to do to live a heterosexual life. He knows there are some men with same-sex attraction that marry women and simply try to live a “normal” life, not letting their wives or families or others know their inner feelings. Connor says he would rather die than do this, for it would be hurting the person he married, and living a lie. In his despair, he told his parents that he is at the point of making a decision: to take the step of “coming out”, admitting his feelings, and trying to live his life as best he can. If this means dating men and forming a relationship with another man, he said he sees no other choice, since living alone is very painful for him. He asked his parents to pray for him, but told them that they cannot make the decision for him. He trusts that God loves him and that God will either change him, or, if he cannot change, forgive his own human weakness and allow him to live his life as best he can.

Following their son’s sharing, George and Agnes were devastated. They love their son and are deeply compassionate, but shocked that, throughout the years, they did not perceive their son’s problems. They felt that either they knew and were simply in denial, or that Connor was simply very adept at “covering up” his real feelings through “the right” actions and behaviors.

Connor and his parents, after much discussion and prayer have come to the conclusion that they are all willing to submit, together, to a period of counseling and are hoping that this counseling will further help them to define the issues; to address them and to gain God’s guidance in taking any new steps necessary to address this situation. The church they all attend and in which George is associate pastor, has a theologically conservative viewpoint concerning all issues involving human sexuality. They see sexuality as a gift from God that has distinct boundaries for appropriate expression in each life: same-sex expression of sexuality, they believe is not biblically supportable and therefore represents an abnormal and sinful use of one’s sexuality. They view all people as loved by God; and that God invites all to come to Him through Jesus Christ and forgives sin and helps the believer to grow in grace and faith throughout his or her life, as each area of brokenness and sin is given to the Lord and as one opens one’s life to the cleansing and healing of God. They believe also that healing of deep-seated ways of thinking may take time for healing and require a loving, caring, community, willing to embrace “whosoever will” and, in humility, knowing that all are sinners in need of Christ, help their brothers and sisters to grow, mature and become more and more free in Christ. Although Connor’s theology is in line with his parents’ beliefs, he is discouraged because he has not seen the change in his life that he desires and is beginning to wonder if change is possible for him. George, Agnes and Connor realize that if Connor makes a decision to “come out” and his issues are not resolved, this will have profound implications not only for Connor, but for the entire family, for the church community, and for others in Connor’s life.

Instructions:

For this case, you will need to place yourself in the position of pastoral counselor to George, Agnes and Connor. Respond to the case by carefully answering the following questions. You may answer briefly, but be sure your responses are clear and fully respond to the questions. This, as each case, represents complex issues in human life and a careful approach to the counseling process.

This assignment has to be submitted as a PPT, and presented in the Blackboard Collaborate Session in week 5. If you are not able to attend any of the two Collaborate sessions scheduled in week 5, you have to submit the assignment in the week 5 virtual discussion board, and respond to two other students’ PPT in a substantive manner. While designing your PPT, please feel free to add more text and relevant explanation in the notes area provided under each PowerPoint slide.

Pastoral Counseling Theology State briefly your understanding of any and all theological issues relating to this case situation. In all cases, a sound biblical theology is called for to support the other actions you indicate as part of your case response. For example, what Scriptural principles, special events, etc., explain the biblical theology related to any particular case? If the case involves meeting the needs of someone who is out of work and has a family to feed, what biblical theology speaks to this case need as related to pastoral care?

Pastoral Counseling Needs and Goals Based on the issues, briefly state (a) the primary need or needs in counseling; the goals or outcomes needed, as you see them in this situation. Briefly explain why you have chosen these goals. Goals relate to the ultimate outcomes that you believe are needed in order to adequately address the case need. For example, if the case situation involves someone without the financial ability to heat their home in winter, one goal, among others, might be to provide a means for this person to receive adequate housing, with heat, for the winter months. List each goal 1, 2, 3, and so on, fully and clearly.

Pastoral Counseling Ministry Process After completing the above questions, state below how you, if you were the pastoral counselor, would proceed. In other words, what is the ministry process; the way you would address each pastoral counseling issue in order to address the above-stated needs and achieve the above-stated goals? Be sure you state a rationale for each issue: the reason why you would address each issue as you have stated. Give biblical support for your rationale in each instance. The answer may also include such information as: How long would the counseling process continue? What particular approaches would you take? What would you do if, after a certain period there is an impasse, or you do not see the counselees needs being met or goals achieved?

Other comments: If you have further commentary or responses, you may continue them here.

how you will measure the impact of your change, and how you will communicate and implement this change.

Change Proposal

Technology has been credited with contributing to a safer patient environment. Create a change proposal for a new technology that will contribute to a safer patient environment. Examine human factors including resistance to change into the expanded use of informatics. Be sure to include how your proposed change will impact patient safety, how you will measure the impact of your change, and how you will communicate and implement this change.

Submissions Details:

Submit your response in a 3- to 5-page Microsoft Word document.

Cite sources in the APA format on a separate page.

How can you apply what you have learned from the article to your professional and personal life in terms of the five practices?

6-2 Learning Journal: The Wharton School Knowledge@WhartonAssignment Task: Submit to complete this assignment

Using the Knowledge@Wharton site, select an article that appeals to you.

Take a moment to scroll through the articles to find one that piques your personal interest. Once you have finished reading your selected article, address the following:

  • Provide the title of the article you selected.
  • Provide responses to the following reflective questions:
    • What is your takeaway from the article?
    • Why did this interview resonate with you personally?
    • How can you apply what you have learned from the article to your professional and personal life in terms of the five practices?

how might you adapt the study to address ethical concerns and still obtain results relevant to our understanding of behavior in social settings?

Before responding to the questions below, click on the “Lessons” link on the left and complete the Week 7: Topic 1 – Social Psychology lesson. After completing the lesson, return to the forum here, click the “Post New Conversation” link at the top Week 7 Forum screen, and respond to the following questions.

One of the most famous psychological experiments of all time, was conducted by Dr. Philip Zimbardo and his colleagues at Stanford University. To read more of the details of this experiment, visit http://www.prisonexp.org. Take some time to watch the video on the Zimbardo Prison Experiment by clicking here. After reading about the experiment, exploring the website and watching the video, answer the following:
1. Was it ethical to do the prison study in the way that Zimbardo conducted it?  Why or why not?  Explain your position substantively.

2. What social psychological constructs did the study reveal? Would the same information have been learned if the study had been conducted differently? If yes, how might you adapt the study to address ethical concerns and still obtain results relevant to our understanding of behavior in social settings?
3. How do the social psychology concepts of conformity and the power of the social situation that we are studying this week relate to what happened during the brief period of time that the prison study ran.  Where in the description of how the study unfolded did we see evidence of these concepts?

Describe your experience in assessing and managing the patient and his or her family. Include details of your “aha” moment in identifying the patient’s dermatologic disorder.

Reflect on a patient who presented with a dermatologic disorder during your Practicum experience. Describe your experience in assessing and managing the patient and his or her family. Include details of your “aha” moment in identifying the patient’s dermatologic disorder. Then, explain how the experience connected your classroom studies to the real-world clinical setting. If you did not have an opportunity to evaluate a patient with this background during the last 5 weeks, you may select a related case study from a reputable source or reflect on previous clinical experiences.

r ways in which the pages could be improved due to the limitations and challenges of global communication.

Instructions

When using social media, the communication barrier of distance is eliminated. This comes with obvious benefits, but it also comes with extra challenges due to the increased potential for misunderstandings with cultural differences and language barriers. The person that knows how to use communication opportunities will have a strong advantage in their work and in their networking and relationships.

This assignment has two parts to it.

Part 1:

Locate and study social media pages of businesses that are making an effort to market their product globally.  You can use any social media platform you choose. Examine what you believe the companies are doing well and what can be improved. Look for ways in which their communication are clear to a large number of people, breaking through language and cultural barriers. Also look for ways in which the pages could be improved due to the limitations and challenges of global communication.

After you have studied several pages that are seeking to reach a large number of people, choose three of them.

1A. Choose the page that you feel does the best job overall.

Describe why you feel like this social media page was the best one that you viewed. Take a screenshot of the page and upload it with your submission.

1B. Choose one that needs improvement.

Describe what you see that needs improvement in their effort to reach people globally. Take a screenshot of the page and upload it with your submission.

1C. Choose one that most closely represents the type of page that you might create in the future. If you have no interest or potential need for ever creating a social media page that is intended to reach the masses globally, then choose one that you are interested in and like.

Describe why you chose this social media page as the one that you can best relate to or like the best. Take a screenshot of the page and upload it with your submission.

Note: Do not use the same social media page for more than one of these three choices. For example, do not say that one social media page was the best and also the one that you would be most likely to create a similar page as.  In other words, do not use one social media page for both 1A and 1C. You need to choose three separate pages in total.

Part 2:

Now you will use what you have learned to create your own social media page with the intent of reaching the masses. You will not need to actually create a page on a social media platform. Creating a fake company or organization online could obviously cause problems. Instead, emulate the formatting of a social media page, and create it so that you can submit it to your instructor.

Take what you learned from Part 1 to create the best fake social media page you can on an imaginary company or organization of your choice. Your company or organization can be anything you want, just ensure that it is class-appropriate. Describe what you learned in this assignment and how you incorporated that knowledge into your social media page.

What aspects of the movie you found to be most useful for your nursing practice?

Write a two page report with the answer to the following questions:

What aspects of the movie you found to be most useful for your nursing practice?

What nursing leadership roles did you see portrayed in the movie?

What attitudes and behaviors did the nurses in the film displayed that indicated responsibility and accountability?

Discuss risk factors, regulations, reliability of your sources. Include any current newsworthy information related to the supplement that you have chosen to report. 2. Support your paper with cited peer reviewed journals no older than 5 years

1. Choose an herbal supplement or a vitamin and discuss the origin, culture, mechanism of action, condition or disease that it is used for. Discuss risk factors, regulations, reliability of your sources. Include any current newsworthy information related to the supplement that you have chosen to report. 2. Support your paper with cited peer reviewed journals no older than 5 years.

What factors typically influence the end-user decision to report (or not report) a potential incident? 

Module 5 Discussion Forum

Include at least 250 words in your posting and at least 250 words in your reply.  Indicate at least one source or reference in your original post. Please see syllabus for details on submission requirements.

Module 5 Discussion Question

Search “scholar.google.com” or your textbook. Discuss what role end-users typically play in incident reporting? Should end users be encouraged to report suspicious occurrences? If so, why; if not, why not. What factors typically influence the end-user decision to report (or not report) a potential incident?

Reply-1(Suresh)

 

The end user will always play a very crucial role in reporting the incidents. IT service management will be considered for the complete the services will be provided by the end user service management (Smith & Wenger, 2007). Most of the time of the users will be able to spend on the company systems so that the suspicious reports will be defended by occurring the likeliness of the users by treating the first line of the incidents. Software will be discovered so that the incidents can be either intrusion detection (IDS) or prevention (IPS) as there are limited services for detecting the malware by the usage of the software that discovered (Smith & Wenger, 2007).

The disrupting of the systems that exists before by the unknown attacks will be considered as zero day attack will not be defended by the systems.  The incident based attacks will be reported by the IT departments as the end users can experience the incident for the first time as it will be occurred in the IT departments. The reports that need to be made will be encouraged by the systems for the end users so that the managers will be able to perceive the IT department incidents directly so that the reports will be always useful (Chang, 2010).

The damages that caused by the computer crimes will be difficult for calculating as the security for the incidents will be always inevitable. The security incidents within the organization will always as an added advantaged for making the reports about the incidents in general cases. The reports that made in the past about the incidents will be useful for learning by the end users so that they will be willing to make reports in the future as well. The risk will be blamed based on the reports that made by the incidents in some situations as the reports may cause some troubles by which the reports have been produced (Chang, 2010).

References

Chang, S. E. (2010). Urban disaster recovery: a measurement framework and its application to the 1995 Kobe earthquake. Disasters, 34(2), 303-327.

Smith, G. P., & Wenger, D. (2007). Sustainable disaster recovery: Operationalizing an existing agenda. In Handbook of disaster research (pp. 234-257). Springer, New York, NY.

Reply-2(Sandeep)

 

End customers are fundamental with respect to scene uncovering. It is the end uses who can give the most basic information at whatever point there is a scene. It is always shielded to stay all purposes of enthusiasm of a scene when it happens. Getting what is basic inside a scene helps in removing what is basic in that particular situation. There are different sorts of scenes reports. In any case, end customers should reliably give groups. The arrangement should show if the event is being represented legitimate security or area. End customers declaring flexible scenes also helps in sorting out the data that is most likely going to be used (Goulden et.al, 2014). Additionally, it helps in getting the data to be assembled inside a concise range. Right when end customers report scenes, they help in documentation. Customers are the primary people to watch the scenes they report. Thusly, in models where there is harm information is passed on first. If basic discernments are missed, by then the confirmation can end up being cataclysmic.

End customers should be encouraged to report each and every suspicious occasion. As beforehand made reference to, event uncovering is helpful in getting all information. Exactly when end customers are asked to report scenes, it helps in any resulting examinations. For one to effectively perceive the fundamental driver of a scene, the event must be represented on time. Furthermore, it helps in shielding a scene from happening yet again. Regardless, there are difficulties now and again in uncovering scenes in a helpful way. Along these lines, handling the scene can be hard at whatever point uncovered long after it occurred. Along these lines, end customers should be encouraged to report scene for straightforward offering of game plans.

A bit of the parts that effect end customers to report scenes consolidate upgraded organizations and controlling dangers. End customers require a smooth running and at whatever point they report, an answer is searched for (Agrawal et.al, 2017). Along these lines, they are ensured of better organizations later on. On the other hand, they report scenes to foresee more hazard. It is better finding the hidden driver appropriate on time than having more significant issues later.

References

Agrawal, V. K., Seshadri, S., & Taylor, A. R. (2017). TRENDS IN IT HUMAN RESOURSES AND END-USERS INVOLVED IN IT APPLICATIONS. Journal of International Technology and Information Management26(4), 154-188.

Goulden, M., Bedwell, B., Rennick-Egglestone, S., Rodden, T., & Spence, A. (2014). Smart grids, smart users? The role of the user in demand side management. Energy research & social science2, 21-29.

Describe the specific industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology practices you would use with each of the four managerial functions

Assignment 2: Carrying Out the Functions of Management

You are an external consultant. You have received an invitation to submit a capability statement from an organization seeking consulting services in industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology. In essence, you are being asked to demonstrate your ability to apply industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology practices and techniques to each of the four key functions of management—
planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

Prepare a Microsoft Word document by responding to the following points:

Note: Answer in the order given below and start a new section with a heading for each.

  • List the four functions of management and provide an overview of their purpose for the organization.
  • Describe the types of tasks and their purpose as conducted in each managerial function. Provide examples.
  • Describe the specific industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology practices you would use with each of the four managerial functions. Explain how their adoption might improve organizational goal attainment.

Your final product should be a 3- to 5-page Microsoft Word document using a minimum of four scholarly sources. Be sure you write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Use APA format.

Submission Details:

  • By the due date assigned, save the Microsoft Word document as M4_A2_Lastname_Firstname.doc and submit it to the Submissions Area