Part 1:
400 words, 3 sources, and own reference section:
A few weeks after 9/11, a disaster mental health clinician believes she has a patient who is experiencing either “Acute Stress Disorder” or “Post-traumatic Stress Disorder”.

a. What criteria should the clinician use to determine which disorder the patient has (in other words, what are the diagnostic markers for each)?
b. Which disorder do you believe the patient has? Note: You don’t have to be a mental health clinician to answer here–your task here is to apply what you learned in the course–so no need to state that you aren’t qualified to diagnose. You must select ONLY ONE diagnosis, either ASD or PTSD, to receive points for this question.

Part 2:
400 words, 3 sources and own reference section:
From Terror Management Theory (TMT), what do you believe the officials (at every level) could have done differently to better manage the Katrina disaster had they understood TMT?

Part 3:
400 words, 5 sources, and own reference section:
Describe the differences in the pharmacological (medication) approach to PTSD treatment and the cognitive-behavioral approach.

Part 4:
400 words, 4 sources and own reference section:
You have been tasked with developing a two-day workshop focusing on the psychology of disaster. The workshop is part of a larger several day conference. Other workshops occurring during the conference will cover disaster preparedness and planning, so those topics won’t be part of your two days. Identify four CRITICAL topics that you would include during your workshop sessions. Critical means you consider a topic a very high priority, something that is absolutely essential for attendees to know about. Each session is to be an hour long.

Part 5:
400 words, 4 sources and own reference section:
Describe the primary psychological needs of children following a major disaster.
Part 6:
400 words, 2 sources and own reference section:
Use a disaster psychology theory to describe psychological risks faced by service providers (initial responders, EMTs, rescuers, firefighters, police, on-site mental health clinicians, etc.) in the event of a major disaster.

Part 7:
400 words, 4 sources and own reference section:
Which area of the study of the psychology of disaster do you think needs more attention these days in order to effectively deal with contemporary disasters? Why?
Part 8
225 words, 2 sources and own reference section:
Describe the diagnostic criteria and symptoms for PTSD; describe those susceptible and those most at risk; what prevents individuals from developing it, and how to mitigate it.
Use: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: The management of PTSD in adults and children in primary and secondary care (provided), the DSM-V, and one other reference.

Part 9
225 words, 2 sources and own reference section:
Discuss the difference between behavioral self-blame and character self-blame in regards to disaster psychology and individual reaction.

Part 10
225 words, 2 sources and own reference section:
Discuss diagnosing and treating Children with PTSD as in relates to disaster psychology.

Part 11
225 words, 2 sources and own reference section:
Discuss cognitive-behavioral approach to PTSD treatment as in relates to disaster psychology.

Part 12
225 words, 2 sources and own reference section:
Discuss strategies individuals used by individuals and groups in reaction to disaster; use disaster psychology theories to support this answer.

Part 13
225 words, 2 sources and own reference section:
Discuss the difference in psychological effect between conventional acts of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction; ensure to use disaster psychology theories.

Part 14
225 words, 2 sources and own reference section:
Discuss culturally normative psychological assumptions that aid Americans in confronting threats/ disasters. Use disaster psychology theories.

Part 15
225 words, 2 sources and own reference section:
Discuss measures to prepare and mitigate beforehand psychologically the effects of weapons of mass destruction. Use disaster psychology theories.

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