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Final Project Part 1: Applying Research to a Case Study

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LAURA HADDOCK: Greetings students. It’s time to complete part one, of your final project development. So, during week 5, you are charged with identifying which case study, you’re going to use for your final project. You have 4 to choose from. You have a variety of issues, a variety of ages, a number of mental health issues that come up, among and between the case studies, and you are welcome to choose any one that you would like to focus on.

You are also welcome to choose any of the participants, within the case study to focus your attention on. You need to choose one case study, and identify one client, a specified client. It may not be one person, but one client, your client might be a couple, or might be a family.

Next, you need to decide which one of the behavioral issues, or presenting problems you’re going to focus on, and you will have to specify exactly what you’re digging into. So for example, a male who’s referred to counseling by his girlfriend is suffering from a variety of things, following a combat experience. So you may want to focus on his trauma, or you may want to focus more specifically on something else. And you can choose that, but you’ll need to identify exactly what the presenting problem is, exactly what the mental health issue diagnosis disorder is, that you’re focusing on.

And finally, you have to choose one clinical intervention to look at for potential treatment, with your case study. Now if you look at the worksheet for completing the week five assignment, you complete part 1 of the final project worksheet. There are a number of items within part 1, including determining the case study, identifying the client a focus, describing the presenting problem in which mental health disorder you’re going to focus on, and naming the intervention.

One of the most important parts of the assignment, is that you need to develop a research question. Remember your researching and intervention, to apply to a case study about a specific client, , with a particular presenting problem. So, you’ll need to articulate the research question that you want to investigate, in your final project. Let’s say that we are going to speak to the example that I gave earlier, of the combat veteran.

Let’s say that you are going to focus on his trauma symptoms, for his exposure to combat. You might choose exposure therapy, for the intervention that you might be interested in. So using the guide, you would insert each of your elements into the following question. Is blank, effective for treating blank, diagnosed with blank? So, let’s just fill in is exposure therapy, effective for treating combat veterans, diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder?

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Final Project Part 1: Applying Research to a Case Study

Once you articulate your question, you’ll get feedback from your faculty member to help you solidify it. Keep in mind that you don’t want to choose something that’s so narrow, that you won’t be able to find articles, to complete your project. You’ve got to have at least 3 articles, and they’re going to need to be of more than one type of methodology. So, when you’re doing your work, to get ready to complete this section, you want to make sure you go into the literature, and do some searches to make sure you can find articles, that are current, and are in peer reviewed journals to support your work.

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