Foundations Of Mental Health Counseling -Literature Review

Written Assignment & PowerPoint: 
In this assignment, you will investigate a topic of interest to you that is relevant to professional counseling. Consider choosing a topic appropriate to your area of specialization. This is my topic and area of specialization (Sexual Assault, Childhood Sexual Trauma, and Treatment for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.) The topic may address a specific population, a disorder or diagnosis, a treatment method or technique, a current professional issue, or a social justice issue in counseling. The literature review is designed to increase your knowledge of the topic and improve clinical mental health counseling practice or service delivery. Information included in the literature review should be current and scholarly in order to be relevant. 

PowerPoint Presentation of Literature Review: 

Each student will share with the class the information learned from his/her review of the literature. The oral presentation will be approximately 30 minutes in length.

Presenters will provide for every student and the instructor(s) a copy of the PowerPoint presentation and a separate list of the references that were used to prepare the literature review. 

Description of RA 2:

In this assignment, you will investigate a topic of interest to you that is relevant to professional counseling. Consider choosing a topic appropriate to your area of specialization. The topic may address a specific population, a disorder or diagnosis, a treatment method or technique, a current professional issue, or a social justice issue in counseling. The literature review is designed to increase your knowledge of the topic and improve clinical mental health counseling practice or service delivery. Information included in the literature review should be current and scholarly in order to be relevant. You must receive instructor approval for your topic by week 3.

Approved Topic: Sexual Assault, Childhood Sexual Trauma, and Treatment for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

Instructions:

1. Access a minimum of ten (10) CURRENT peer reviewed articles in the Argosy library.

2. Based on the articles, develop an introduction on the background of the topic.

3. Analyze all articles and describe the key themes that emerge across the selected articles.

4. Synthesize the material and summarize the patterns of similarities and differences regarding how each of the authors has presented each theme.

5. Based on your analysis of the literature, conclude by evaluating the impact of your chosen topic to clinical mental health counseling practices, and explain how you plan to continue developing in this area.

Your final product will be an 8-10 page Word document written in APA format, utilizing at least ten scholarly sources. Your paper should be written in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

RA 2 Grading Criteria

CACREP Core Standards: 2.F.1.a

CMHC Standards 5.C.1.a; 5.C.2.c; 5.C.2.i

 

Assignment Components

Proficient

Max Points

 

Resource Selection:
Access a minimum of ten (10) current peer reviewed articles in the Argosy library.

Chose   at least ten articles that discuss some aspects of the chosen topic. Ensured   that selected articles reflect a blend of research that has contributed to   generation of applicable theories as well as a critique and affirmation of   the specific theories.

/40 pts.

Paper Introduction:
Develop an introduction on the background of the topic.

The first paragraph introduces the topic, describes the   relevance to counseling, the importance of the topic, and tells the reader   what will be discussed in the rest of the paper.

/36 pts.

Literature Review:
Analyze all articles and describe the key themes that emerge across the selected articles.

Major theories and trends associated with the chosen   topic are described that emerge from the articles.

/68 pts.

Theme Identification:
Synthesize the material and summarize the patterns of similarities and differences regarding how each of the authors has presented each theme.

Response incorporates analysis and synthesis of   similarities and differences in the approaches from the literature.

/68 pts.

Conclusion:



Conclude by evaluating the impact of your chosen topic to clinical mental health counseling practices, and explain how you plan to continue developing in this area.

Evaluation justified the impact the chosen topic has on   the clinical mental health counseling practices. Explanation of further   growth in this area utilizes best practices in professional development.

/60 pts.

 

Academic Writing

 

Write in a clear, concise, and   organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation   and attribution of sources (i.e. APA); and display accurate spelling,   grammar, and punctuation.

Written in a clear, concise, and   organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in appropriate and   accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate   spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Use of scholarly sources aligns with   specified assignment requirements.

/28 pts.

 

Total

/300 pts.

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