Clinical and subclinical post-traumatic

Using Assignment 1, create a 10-15 slide PowerPoint presentation in which you:

  1. Present the findings using presentation software of your choice.
  2. Include a title slide and references section (references section must be in APA
    format). Note: These two (2) slides are not part of the ten (10) slide requirement.
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    understood by the audience.
  5. Provide detailed speaker notes for each slide. Note: The speaker notes should be
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  6. Summarize three (3) critical main points of the Assignment 1 topic paper. Note:
    Elaborate on the main points in additional slides as necessary. Use in-text citations in
    APA format to support your points.
  7. Conclude your presentation with both a summary of the facts and your opinion of
    where future beneficial research on your chosen topic will lead.

Review of a Professional Journal

Health problems affecting parents providing care to children with
special needs

Parent of special needs children suffer more health problems than
average population

These parents require intervention

For therapeutic interventions, self-actualization and self-acceptance need

Existential fulfillment scale is useful instrument to identify parents in
need of intervention

Parents of special needs

These parents physical need is

It affects daily functioning of

It has adverse effects on children

Meaning in life

Introduced by Frankl (1962) explain
why some people cope better than
others in enduring circumstances do

Meaning of life helps people cope with

Meaning of life leads to existential

Health effects on parents raising a
special needs child


Clinical and subclinical post-traumatic
stress disorder

Poor health

Chronic fatigue

Sleep deprivation

Lower vitality

Role limitation

Perceived daily stress

Relationship between meaning of life and
mental health

Less overall psychological distress

More happiness

Higher self esteem post treatment

Less depressive symptoms

Strong sense of meaning of life is a source
of motivation during stress

It influences physical health- both
biological and behavioral

Operationalising of
meaning of life

Leads to existential
fulfillment leads to self




Realistic awareness of one’s strength and

Understanding ones potential and ones




Existential fulfillment


Pinnacle in hierarchy of
human needs

Desire for self-fulfillment

Need or desire to become
more and more


Recognizing that a person is a
part of a larger whole

Feeling that there is meaning in

Rising above ones interests


Higher sense of self-actualization and
self-acceptance relates to a
better-perceived physical health

Higher sense of self-transcendence
relates more to perceived health

Stress of raising a special needs child
is responsible for health problems


Bekenkamp, J., Klasina Groothof, H., Bloemers, W., & Tomic,
W. (2014). The Relationship

between Physical Health and Meaning in Life among Parents of
Special Needs Children.

Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 10(1), 67-78.

Clark, P. (2002). Effects of individual and family hardiness on
caregiver depression and fatigue. Research in Nursing & Health,
25(1), 37-48. doi:10.1002/nur.10014

Frankl, V. (1962). Psychiatry and man’s quest for meaning.
Journal of Religion and Health, 1(2), 93-103.

Maslow, A. (1943). A Theory of Human Motivation.
Psychological Review, 50, 370-396.

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