A final paper is required in which students apply their learnings about the wellness approach to their future professional practice. Students should select a population and a setting relevant to their future professional goals and describe a wellness-focused program or intervention applicable to this setting and population. This program or intervention should make concrete, critical, and integrative use of the concepts explored in the readings and class discussions. In these papers, the conceptualization of mental health/wellness that is the basis of this program or intervention should be articulated, its cultural appropriateness considered, and its stance vis-à-vis an integration with the
medical model addressed. In completing these papers, students should feel free to draw on knowledge from other courses. Students will have the opportunity to consult with the class regarding their papers before submitting the final paper. This paper should include references and a bibliography—from this class as well as other sources—and should be no more than 6 pages long.