Assignment 2: RA 2: Literature Review
Description of RA 2:
In this assignment, you will investigate a topic of your interest 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 (CHMC) practice or service delivery. Information included in the literature review should be current and scholarly for it to be relevant. The topic I have chosen is offenders with co occurring disorders.
You have been hired as a member of a research team at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). You were hired because of your expertise on the topic, and your role is to conduct a literature review on offenders with co occurring disorders. The research team is relying on you to educate them on the relevance of the topic to counseling; its background, current trends, statistics, issues/challenges, and improvements/changes; and the current research findings on the topic. Your literature would be the foundation upon which the research study will be conducted.
Your final product will be an 8 to 10 page Microsoft Word document written in APA format, using at least 10 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. This must be origional work because turnitin will be used to verify.
Access a minimum of ten (10) appropriate peer reviewed articles in the Argosy University online library resources
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
This must have both an abstract and introduction page and of course be origional because of turnitin