Project: final paper: questions and controversies in clinical | SOCW 6443 – Psychopharmacology and Biopsychosocial Considerations | Walden University


Project: Final Paper: Questions and Controversies in Clinical Psychopharmacology

For this Final Paper, consider controversies you encountered throughout this course or that surround your personal or professional experience that you have a desire to address. Select a question or controversy that involves the intersection of psychopharmacological treatment and the mental health profession.

topic for the Final Paper:

Controversies on childhood depression and medication I have attached this paper that we submitted on what our final paper would be about and my instructors feed back was Great topic. You seem to have a clear plan and purpose for researching this topic

Investigate online and in the Walden Library to select full-text, peer-reviewed articles to support your Final Paper. You may also consider interviewing an identified expert in the field.

For this Final Paper Assignment, review the Final Paper Guidelines and Final Paper Rubric found in the Course Information section of the course.

APA format 7th addition full references and intext citations 

Your Final Paper should incorporate any feedback you received from your Instructor. The Final Paper should be a minimum of 12–13 pages in length, not including the title page, abstract, or references. The Final Paper should include at least 10 references.

The Final Paper should include:

An analysis of the question or controversy you selected including central arguments for various sides of the controversy

An explanation of how the question or controversy relates to clinical applications as a helping professional

An explanation of how you might reconcile the question or controversy in your current or future professional role

Bibliography of resources

Follow proper APA format guidelines and use your Learning Resources and your personal research to support your paper.


Preston, J. D., O’Neal, J. H., & Talaga, M. C. (2017). Handbook of clinical psychopharmacology for therapists (8th ed.). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

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