Week 5 – Final Paper
Personal Action Plan
[CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4]
For this assignment, you will develop a Personal Action Plan for the hypothetical client avatar created in Week 1. Taking into account the client’s health risk(s), diagnosis, psychosocial factors, and confidence in his/her ability to change, outline the specific steps you would implement to promote behavior change.
Goals: Select one behavior that your client would like to change, and list five S.M.A.R.T. goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and trackable for behavior change. State how these goals can help improve the client’s mental/physical health and build confidence in reaching his/her goals. Consider ethical issues that you may encounter during the development of these goals.
Barriers: Assess psychosocial factors that may influence the client’s health, wellness, and treatment. Be sure to list physical, social, moral, cultural and/or economic barriers that may inhibit the client from achieving goals.
Strategies to Address Barriers: Apply three counseling techniques and three motivational interviewing strategies to help the client overcome barriers to change. At least one of the counseling techniques must be implemented in a group setting. Next, compare and contrast three behavioral change theories/models, and explain how these approaches can strengthen the client’s emotional and physical well-being. Support your response with at least three peer-reviewed articles from the university library.
External Support: Discuss how you would incorporate the client’s family, spouse, or caregivers into the action plan. Next, identify three individuals to be a part of your client’s care team. Begin by assigning roles and tasks to each team member. State the method in which you will communicate with each other, and how frequently you will interact. Explain how you might engage an entire practice team in supporting the client from a systemic perspective. Search the university library for recommended guidelines, and cite at least one peer-reviewed source.
Follow-up Plan: Describe how you will follow-up with the client to sustain healthy behaviors between visits and after termination. Recommend two social and/or environmental resources (e.g., peer-led groups, patient education classes) for ongoing support. Justify your recommendations with at least one peer-reviewed source from the university library.
- Must be seven to eight double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- Must use at least five scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
- Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.