BHS-320 Topic 2 Assignment -The Person and Paraprofessional Essay

BHS-320 Topic 2 Assignment -The Person and Paraprofessional Essay


*Note – Please complete the Paraprofessional Self-Assessment assignment for this week prior to writing this paper.

Write a 750-1,000-word paper in which you describe your reasons for going into the behavioral health field and discuss how ethics will influence your career as a paraprofessional.

Include the following in your paper:

  1. How might your reasons for entering the field be of benefit or detriment to your future clientele?

  2. How might your reasons influence treatment of your clients both positively and negatively? Refer to the concepts of transference, countertransference, and the influence of your own assumptions in your essay.

  3. A minimum of two scholarly resources

Note: You may use first-person in your essay when needed. Remember to support your ideas with scholarly resources and document your sources accordingly.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.  

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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