Applying Research to a Case Study

COUN 6626: Research Methodology and Program Evaluation

Final Project Worksheet

Please identify your specialization: __________ CMHC ____X______ MCFC __________ SC

Part 1: Applying Research to a Case Study

Determine which case study you will use in your Final Project. (SC need to choose Case 1 or 2)

 

Case Study 1 _____ Case Study 2 __X___ Case Study 3 _____ Case Study 4 _____

 

Identify the client of focus:

 

Describe the presenting problem and which mental health disorder you will address in your treatment (or action planning for school counselors):

 

Name the counseling intervention that you wish to investigate for use with this client and his/her mental health disorder:

 

Using the following guide, articulate the research question you will investigate in your Final Project:

Is (intervention) effective for treating (population) diagnosed with (mental health disorder)?

· Example: Case Study 4 (Client, Jared; Disorder, PTSD; Intervention, exposure therapy)

Is exposure therapy effective for treating combat veterans diagnosed with PTSD?

Is _(intervention)___________________ effective for treating __(population)__________________ diagnosed with ___(mental health issue)_______________?

 

Part 2: Applying Research to a Case Study

Using the Walden Library, search the professional counseling databases to identify current, peer-reviewed research articles which investigate the intervention and mental health disorder you have chosen to research. List three article citations (in APA format with links to the articles) that you have identified for use in your Final Project. Each article should adhere to the following guidelines:

· Use only peer-reviewed article published in the last 10 years.

· Include at least one quantitative and one qualitative research design.

· Do not use a meta-analysis type article.

· Include the permalink for each article.

 

 

Article 1:

Citation:

 

Permalink:

 

________ Quantitative ________ Qualitative ________ Mixed Methods

Article 2:

Citation:

 

Permalink:

 

________ Quantitative ________ Qualitative ________ Mixed Methods

Article 3:

Citation:

 

Permalink:

 

________ Quantitative ________ Qualitative ________ Mixed Methods

 

 

Part 3: Applying Research to a Case Study (Evidence-Based Practice)

Using the following information as a guide, develop a polished APA formatted paper. You will analyze three scholarly articles and apply the findings to your case study.

 

Annotated Bibliography

Write a brief introduction that identifies which case study, client, and mental health disorder you chose for your project. Identify the intervention you are investigating for use in evidence-based practice.

Research Question:

Insert your approved research question.

Search Strategy:

Describe the Boolean search strategies and key words you used to conduct your search.

Annotations

Article 1.

APA Article citation

Permalink

Write one or two substantive paragraphs and provide an overview of the article in your own words. Make sure to include the following elements:

Problem/Purpose

Research Question

Ethical and Cultural Considerations

Sampling

Methodology

Data/Analysis/Study Outcomes

Strengths and Limitations Article 2.

APA Article citation

Permalink

Write one or two substantive paragraphs and provide an overview of the article. Make sure to include the following elements:

Problem/Purpose

Research Question

Ethical and Cultural Considerations

Sampling

Methodology

Data/Analysis/Study Outcomes

Strengths and Limitations

Article 3.

APA Article citation

Permalink

Write one or two substantive paragraphs and provide an overview of the article. Make sure to include the following elements:

Problem/Purpose

Research Question

Ethical and Cultural Considerations

Sampling

Methodology

Data/Analysis/Study Outcomes

Strengths and Limitations

Evidence-Based Practice

In this section, give an overall summary of the findings for all three articles you analyzed. Describe the general outcomes of what the studies found in terms of how well the intervention worked with the counseling issue disorder and population you were exploring. Answer your research question . If the topics/populations in your articles were related but do not match your research question, explain how you drew your conclusions to answer the research question. Describe how this information applies to the client in your chosen case study. Give one specific example of a counseling application of the intervention using a scenario that includes your identified client from the case study.

Treatment Goals (CMHC, MCFC Only)

With consideration for the presenting problem of the client and your chosen intervention, write one preliminary treatment goal for your client.

 

Action Plan (SC Only)

With consideration for the mental health issue of the client, create an Action Plan of next steps a School Counselor could take once the issues are identified. Discuss three different actions to help the client as applied to the role of a school counselor.

References

Cite all resources and use proper APA format.

Magic, M. (2017). Fascinating course resource that helps transform my opinions into scholarly

content. Journal for Brilliant Graduate Students, 98(12), 56–66.

 

 

 

 

 

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