11 To 14 Pages,



It is now time to complete and submit your Capstone Project. For this Assignment, you have been completing various sections throughout the course. You have individual papers prepared and have received feedback on each one. The Assignment for this week is to combine the identified papers noted in the “Capstone Project Required Content Overview” resource into one paper that reads as a cohesive narrative. An introduction and conclusion will need to be created to begin and end the paper.

(11–15 pages, in addition to the title page and reference page)

The final Capstone Project will need to be placed into the “APA Course Paper Template.” Download the “APA Course Paper Template” (found within the Resources tab).

  • The final Capstone Project will be placed into the “APA Course Paper Template.”
  • Download the “APA Course Paper Template” (found within the Resources tab).
  • Write an introduction to the paper (1–2 paragraphs).
  • Following the “Capstone Project Required Content Overview” resource, place the sections of your Capstone Project into the “APA Course Paper Template” in the order indicated.
  • Write a conclusion for the paper.
  • Make sure to edit the paper so that it reads as a single, integrated paper and not several papers combined.
  • Review the paper for consistency of APA format. If desired, make an appointment with the Writing Center for a paper review.


PSYC 6393/FPSY 6393/IPSY 6393/DPSY 6393: Capstone

Capstone Project Required Content Overview

The final Capstone Project is completed throughout the course through the weekly written assignments. However, not all of the assignments will be a part of the final project—some are preparation assignments. You will compile your paper using the APA Course Paper Format Template provided in the course Resources for Week 10. Follow these instructions and you will have the content needed for the final project.

The first section of the paper is the Introduction (1–2 paragraphs). You will need to create an introduction for the paper that explains what the paper will be about. You may be able to use parts of the Week 2 Assignment for this.

The second section of the paper is entitled Problem Statement (1–2 pages). This is your Week 3 Assignment.

The third section of the paper is the Literature Review (4–6 pages). This is your Week 6 Assignment.

The fourth section of the paper is Causes and Effects (2–3 pages). This is your Week 7 Assignment.

The fifth section of the paper is Problem Solution (2–3 pages). This is your Week 9 Assignment.

The final section is a Conclusion (1 page). You will need to write a conclusion summarizing the Capstone Project and bringing the paper to a close.

The other assignments you complete for this course are preparation assignments and are not a part of the final paper. For the final paper, make sure that you incorporate the feedback that you have received on all assignments and make all needed corrections. You will need to bridge the sections with transition statements so that the paper reads as a whole and not several separate papers. Review your citations for correct APA format throughout.

When completing your final project, be sure to use section headings for each required part: Introduction, Problem Statement, Literature Review, Causes and Effects, Problem Solution, Conclusion, and References. All papers need to have a title page. A running head is optional. Correct APA format is required throughout and for the References page.

If you have received feedback for APA or academic writing issues on assignments, be sure to work with the Writing Center. Seek an appointment with an editor for a paper review (https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/paperreviews) or use other resources such as Grammarly and the many written resources and videos on APA format to help in this area.

Review the SafeAssign report, and correct any issues highlighted for your final paper—before you submit it.

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PSYC 6393/FPSY 6393/IPSY 6393/DPSY 6393: Capstone

Literature Review Matrix Template


References (complete APA format): Peer reviewed? What are the main ideas or themes from How do these main themes

Yes or No this article? relate to your Capstone problem?

1. Lücke, C., Lam, A. P., Müller, H. H., & Philipsen, A. (2017). New psychotherapeutic approaches in adult ADHD: acknowledging biographical factors. Journal of neurology & neuromedicine2(7), 6-10. Retrieved from http://oops.uni-oldenburg.de/3352/1/2017-68_luecke_article_new-psychotherapeutic-approaches-in-adult-adhd–acknowledging-biographical-factors.pdf Yes The article looks into the biological and neurological factors that influence psychotherapy as an intervention for ADHD. The themes underpin psychotherapy and its application as an intervention for ADHD.
2. Groß, V., Lücke, C., Graf, E., Lam, A. P., Matthies, S., Borel, P., … & Colla, M. (2019). Effectiveness of psychotherapy in adult ADHD: what do patients think? Results of the COMPAS study. Journal of attention disorders23(9), 1047-1058. Retrieved from https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1087054717720718 Yes The article touches on the opinions and views of patients who have ADHD and have undergone psychotherapy. It provides patient perspectives informing on what can be done to bolster psychotherapy. Psychotherapy as a capstone intervention needs to consider the human factors of the patients to allow for quality of care.
3. Scholle, O., Fegert, J. M., Kollhorst, B., Öztürk, E. E., Riedel, O., & Kölch, M. (2020). Predictors for Receiving Medication and/or Psychotherapy in Children Newly Diagnosed With ADHD: A Longitudinal Population-Based Cohort Study. Journal of Attention Disorders, 1087054718816172. Retrieved from https://source.ymvkt.cn/30522406.pdf Yes The article looks into the determinant factors for the approach to treatment for children suffering from ADHD. Knowing when to administer psychotherapy is just as important as knowing when not to. This ensures that the right approach to treatment is undertaken.
4. Newark, P. E., Elsässer, M., & Stieglitz, R. D. (2016). Self-esteem, self-efficacy, and resources in adults with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders20(3), 279-290. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/P_Newark/publication/232278631_Self-Esteem_Self-Efficacy_and_Resources_in_Adults_With_ADHD/links/0deec5354f1f98237b000000/Self-Esteem-Self-Efficacy-and-Resources-in-Adults-With-ADHD.pdf Yes The article looks into the lives of people living with ADHD and the medical and psychotherapy resources that are accessible to them. Psychotherapy and other capstone interventions rely on patient information and knowledge to enable them to diagnose ADHD and seek intervention.

van Elst, L. T., Maier, S., Klöppel, S., Graf, E., Killius, C., Rump, M., … & Matthies, S. (2016). The effect of methylphenidate intake on brain structure in adults with ADHD in a placebo-controlled randomized trial. Journal of psychiatry & neuroscience: JPN41(6), 422. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5082513/

Yes The article employs a quantitative research study to look at how ADHD patients are affected by the intake of methylphenidate. As part of the intervention, it is crucial to know how certain medications affect patients as a way to ensure the right intervention.
6. Korman, M., Palm, D., Uzoni, A., Faltraco, F., Tucha, O., Thome, J., & Coogan, A. N. (2018). ADHD 24/7: circadian clock genes, chronotherapy and sleep/wake cycle insufficiencies in ADHD. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 1-16. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maria_Korman2/publication/327783668_ADHD_247_Circadian_Clock_Genes_Chronotherapy_and_SleepWake_Cycle_Insufficiencies_in_ADHD/links/5d0246864585157d15a70e11/ADHD-24-7-Circadian-Clock-Genes-Chronotherapy-and-Sleep-Wake-Cycle-Insufficiencies-in-ADHD.pdf Yes The article analyzes the problem of sleep when it comes to ADHD. It is crucial to have symptoms information to help fine-tune the psychotherapies needed. For instance, sleep therapy.
7. Ptacek, R., Weissenberger, S., Braaten, E., Klicperova-Baker, M., Goetz, M., Raboch, J., … & Stefano, G. B. (2019). Clinical Implications of the Perception of Time in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Review. Medical science monitor: international medical journal of experimental and clinical research25, 3918. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6556068/ Yes The article looks into how ADHD patients perceive time and how this affects their daily lives. By correctly identifying the symptoms of ADHD, it can be effectively treated as part of the capstone intervention.
8. Keast, S. L., Tidmore, L. M., Shropshire, D., Nesser, N., & Lambert, T. L. (2019). Characterization of Chronic Multiclass Psychotropic Polypharmacy and Psychotherapy in Foster Care Youth in a State Medicaid Population. Journal of managed care & specialty pharmacy25(12), 1340-1348. Retrieved from https://www.jmcp.org/doi/pdf/10.18553/jmcp.2019.25.12.1340 Yes The article looks into psychotherapy and pharmacological interventions of ADHD and their effects on youths in a foster care facility. Psychotherapy on its own is not fully effective and it is crucial to understand how it can be coupled with other interventions.
9. Wieber, F., Hotz, S., Albermann, K., Dratva, J., & von Rhein, M. (2018). Diagnostics and treatment of ADHD in Switzerland: A physician perspective on practice and challenges. European Journal of Public Health28(suppl_4), cky214-212. Retrieved from https://academic.oup.com/eurpub/article-pdf/doi/10.1093/eurpub/cky214.212/27466773/cky214.212.pdf Yes The article looks into various interventions and studies into the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. The capstone intervention should be one that is tried and tested as a way to ensure that it meets its objectives of treatment.
10. Knouse, L. E., Teller, J., & Brooks, M. A. (2017). Meta-analysis of cognitive–behavioral treatments for adult ADHD. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology85(7), 737. Retrieved from https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2017-21394-001


Yes The article looks into various behavioral and cognitive treatments for ADHD and how effective they are in dealing with ADHD. Cognitive and behavioral treatments complement the capstone intervention by providing additional information and analysis of the effectiveness of a particular approach.
11. Molina, M. F., & Musich, F. M. (2016). Perception of parenting style by children with ADHD and its relation with inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity and externalizing symptoms. Journal of Child and Family Studies25(5), 1656-1671. Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10826-015-0316-2 Yes The article looks into the views of children suffering ADHD and how they view the approach of their parents in terms of parenting attention-deficient children. To ensure desirable outcomes, it is imperative that the opinion of patients and what they would like their caregivers to help them with be known.
12. Edel, M. A., Hölter, T., Wassink, K., & Juckel, G. (2017). A comparison of mindfulness-based group training and skills group training in adults with ADHD: an open study. Journal of attention disorders21(6), 533-539. Retrieved from https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/76c7/6a49a4636e3f45f4243fc2b7c0d436dc31bb.pdf Yes The article looks at approaches and efforts to undertake group training for adults suffering from ADHD. It looks into the group dynamics and the approaches to impart learning. A capstone intervention is only as good as it is effective in ensuring the patient leads as much a normal life as possible.
13. Stavrou, P. D. (2019). Outcomes of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Incorporated Mentalization-Focused Approaches for Children with ADHD and Mentalization Impairment. EC Psychology and Psychiatry8, 155-179. Retrieved from https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/b04a/0d5a7ae461300e03c70e7b97307b21e5d8c1.pdf No The article looks into psychodynamic psychotherapy and its application in dealing with impairment in mentalization and ADHD. Administering specific or outcome targeted care is imperative to ensure that the expected and desired patient outcomes are achieved.
14. Pan, M. R., Huang, F., Zhao, M. J., Wang, Y. F., Wang, Y. F., & Qian, Q. J. (2019). A comparison of efficacy between cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and CBT combined with medication in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Psychiatry research279, 23-33. Retrieved from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165178119307437 No The article looks into the effectiveness of ADHD medication through the comparison of CBT with medication and CBT without medication. Capstone interventions need to be well informed and with metrics that are identifiable and measurable.






untreated ADHD can increase criminal behavior. While all the articles are about ADHD, they are not about the link between untreated ADHD and offending behaviour, which is what your Capstone is about. This is a key area for improvement. Really good that they are all recent and peer-reviewed.



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