Ashford distinguishes itself, as an institution that is concerned with educating and learning. Along these lines, its prime commitment is to student-centred learning, academic excellence, profound learning, and improvement of the institution’s establishment values of self-worth, interdependence, creativity, uprightness, service and viability.
The integration of grading, providing feedback, and assessing utilising the rubrics includes scalability, consistency, and productivity, which benefits explicitly students, teachers, evaluation staff, and executives (Ashford, n.d.).
- Program Outcomes
Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree project will have the ability to:
- Exhibit broadness of psychological learning.
- Analyze data and information with scientific thinking.
- Defend morals, social equity, and diversity.
- Show proficient communication skills.
- Apply proficient skills to career planning and achievement (Ashford, n.d.).
- Personal Life Example
My 10-year-old niece was falling sick frequently, and her reports were alright. It was when the family got tensed about her health. It was through her friend we came to know that she feared her examination results as she was so scared of scoring low. It made her depressed, and then we consulted a psychologist, and she was fine within a few days.
- Career Life Example
One of my uncles was going through depression, and it made his behaviour weird. He used to be fun-loving and full-of-life but during that phase, he had frequent mood swings. He complained of a headache many times and his eating habits too changed. The reason was the economic depression that made his job insecure, and he was depressed as employees were getting out of the situation by the companies. He too had a fear of losing his job and was worried about his family’s future.
- Considerations Prior Applying for the Course
From my point of view, the problem is the “depression” which is common in most of the people. But sometimes this problem exceeds so much that it creates a mess in the life and the person in depression tends to act unpredictably.
Other individuals did not get the problem and thought why the person is behaving so weird. In the case of my niece, the whole family thought of it as some infection until they got to know the real reason behind her sickness.
Similarly, in the case of my uncle, others were not able to understand his problem as he did not discuss it with anyone else.
The possible options are to open your heart out to a close family member and share your feelings. If it does not help you out, then visit a psychologist.
The risks of options include that sometimes the professional prescribes an anti-depression pill which might make the person addicted if taken continuously for a long time.
If the problem is not treated, then the person in suffering may develop a chronic depression, and it will ruin his future and career.
- Applying Gained Competencies
The three academic competencies during the course are counselling, person-centred therapy, and emotion-focused therapy. Analyzing the individual case and then using these three competencies will help the patient come out of the depression and lead a healthy and healthy life (Hill, n.d.).
I resolved the two problems by meeting the professional psychologist and discussing with him the entire case of my niece and uncle. We explained the situation and with the professional help as well as my knowledge in this field we made some strategies for both and I provided a counselling at home. My niece needed a bit more than advice. I had to use emotion-focused therapy for her too.
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Hill, A. (n.d.). The competencies required to deliver effective Counselling for Depression. Retrieved from UCL: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/research/cehp/research-groups/core/pdfs/Counselling_for_Depression/Depression_Counselling_for_depression_clinician_s_guide.pdf