Week 2 Discussion

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Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. Main references come from Balkin, R. S., & Kleist, D. M. (2017) and/or American Psychological Association (2014). You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation regarding treatment. APA format also requires headings. Use the prompt each week to guide your heading titles and organize the content of your initial post under the appropriate headings. Remember to use scholarly research from peer-reviewed articles that is current. I have also attached my discussion rubric so you can see how to make full points. Please follow the instructions to get full credit for the discussion. I need this completed by 09/03/19 at 6pm. 

Discussion - Week 2

Research Applied to Practice

As a counselor, you have the potential to work with a variety of client populations and mental health issues. Even the most seasoned clinicians have an ethical responsibility to stay abreast of the most current trends in the field. A great source of information is professional counseling literature. It gives you access to up to date empirical evidence and treatment options.

For this Discussion, you will make your first effort to review a peer-reviewed, scholarly article and consider how the information can help you shape the course of treatment for an identified client.

To Prepare

  • Review the four Final Project      Case Studies found in the Learning Resources for this week and select a      case study for this Discussion based on your counseling specialization You      will have the option to use the same case study for your final project or      choose a different one.
  • Choose one client in the case      study and one mental health issue that you would address in counseling.
  • Choose one intervention you are      interested in learning more about to work with the issues you identified      in the case study you selected.
  • Review the Learning Resources      related to research and how to search the Walden Library for specific      information related to your topic.
  • Search the Walden Library and      select one article specific to an intervention for your case study. Note:      You will use this article to create a citation in your post as well as a      reference for the article.

Post by Day 3

  • The case study you selected,      the client and mental health issue you identified, and the intervention      you selected for treating the issue in counseling.
  • Explain the findings of the      article and how the research article results match or were different from      what you expected to find.
  • Did your findings change your      perception about the intervention?
  • Would you choose to use this      intervention with your client in the case study based on the contents of      the article?
  • Cite content from the article      you identified to support your post. Also, include a reference for this      article in your post.
  • Attach a PDF of the article to      your post .

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.


Required Resources

Balkin, R. S., & Kleist, D. M. (2017). Counseling research: A practitioner-scholar approach. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

  • Chapter 2, “The Research Process”

Heath, P. J., Brenner, R. E., Vogel, D. L., Lannin, D. G., & Strass, H. A. (2017). Masculinity and barriers to seeking counseling: The buffering role of self-compassion. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 64(1), 94–103. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cou0000185 

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Document: Final Project Case Studies

Document: Final Project Worksheet

Week 10 Assignment Rubric

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2017k). Purpose of research [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 15 minutes.

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Credit: Provided courtesy of the Laureate International Network of Universities.

Walden University, Course Guides. (n.d.). COUN 6626/6328S Research methodology and program evaluation: Library media. Retrieved October 25, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/coun6626/assignmentresources/week2discussion
Please review the resources listed to guide you as you search for articles related to your intervention.

· Finding Databases

· Finding and Selecting Appropriate Journals

· Finding and Selecting Appropriate Articles

· Database Features

· Parts of a Research Article

Optional Resources

Rosenthal, H. (2017). Encyclopedia of counseling (4th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.

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  • Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. Main references come from Balkin, R. S., & Kleist, D. M. (2017) and/or American Psychological …