KEY FEATURES: Required 2016 CACREP standards for CMH Counseling programs are covered. Chapter authors are leading counseling writers, and many are practicing CMH counselors. Chapter topics apply theory to real-world issues of practice, such as paperwork and medications. Case studies and discussion questions afford students opportunities to apply what they read to practical situations. Evidence-based treatments, neuroscience, and other cutting-edge topics reflect the currency of the text.Bolded key concepts help students to focus their reading and learning.
Chapter 13: Using Research to Improve Clinical Practice
Using Research to Improve Clinical Practice
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to do the following:
- Describe the nature and goals of empirical research
- Understand the steps of the research process
- Explain the role of the clinical mental health (CMH) counselor as scientist-practitioner
- Apply approaches to research (e.g., single subject, case study, and program evaluation) to the work of CMH counselors
As you sit in your office having a stare-down with Amanda, the 17-year-old client you have been counseling, you wonder to yourself, Is this the most effective way to work with this client? Is there something else I should be doing instead of having staring matches? ...