Applying Research to a case study

Applying Research to a case study


Applying Research to a Case 

you will research one counseling intervention in relation to an identified mental health issue and apply your findings to a case study. This week, there are a number of decisions for you to make to solidify your project. You will complete Part I of the Final Project.  You will notice that some case studies include more than one potential client. After you identify the case and choose the client, identify one presenting problem or mental health issue for counseling focus. 

Now, put your counselor hat on. You have an identified client and a presenting problem. Where do you go from here? As a counselor, you have an ethical responsibility to provide competent practice. There is an expectation that you will utilize interventions that are supported with empirical research.  So, your next step is to identify an intervention that you would like to use with your client.  For your project, you will investigate current counseling research related to the intervention in order to make an informed decision about evidence-based practice. To launch your research, you will formulate a research question to guide your investigation.

To Prepare

  • Review the Final Project Worksheet Part 1 media program found in the Learning Resources for this week
  • Consider the case study and identify your client and the mental health issue you will focus on
  • Choose one intervention that you would like to further investigate for possible use with the client