Reflection 6


Often, after a class is done for the week, we drop it and move on. The goal of reflection assignments is to encourage you to reflect on what we did in class that week, after the class to consolidate your learning. There will be specific prompts for you to answer; sometimes this is a reflective assignment, and other times it is more of an application assignment (e.g., given a case example and having to apply something from class). The hope is that this will help you to use what you have learned to ensure concepts “stick” or to think critically about your response to what was learned.


Respond to the following prompt and upload your Word document. It should be 1-2 pages and will be due
11:59 p.m. Friday.

Reflection #6

Sometimes it is helpful to provide information about the brain and neurobiology during psychoeducation with clients. Some clients are more or less interested in this, but for those who are interested, it can often be quite validating to know there may be physiological differences they are experiencing in response to stress.

Imagine that you wanted to provide psychoeducation to your client about some aspects of neurobiology as it relates to PTSD. Write out what you might say: (1) to an adult, and (2) to a child. If you would accompany visual images with this, you do not need to draw them, but could describe what they would include. Be sure to provide a bridge to what this information tells us about how we might work with them or what we might need to do to help them.

They would not need to know the level of detail we have covered, of course, so do not feel a need to explain everything!

Grading Criteria

I'm really not looking to take off points for the reflection assignments. I don't have specific rubrics for them, but if you do not seem to be engaging with the prompt or answering the questions, I may take off points. Each reflection assignment is worth
5 points.