The first final project for this course is the creation of an annotated bibliography. Counselors have an ethical responsibility to provide healthcare that is guided
by a thoughtful integration of the best available scientific knowledge and clinical expertise. An evidence-based practitioner needs a practical understanding of
various approaches and methods used by counselors to help them explore the complex and individualized nature of the issues that clients present. Prepared
counselors know how to find current and past published research, evaluate the quality of the research, and integrate the information into their work as
counselors. Within the field, counselors will need to know how to develop interventions that address an identified population and intervention in order to
support client care. An annotated bibliography allows you to choose a topic of clinical interest, identify empirical evidence related to the topic, evaluate the
evidence, and apply the information to the identified population. The skills learned in this activity will prepare you to submit a finalized annotated bibliography
in Week Eight.
In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:
? Evaluate relevant evidence-based counseling research for informing counseling practices
? Evaluate the use of methodologies in existing counseling research for their implications on client care
? Apply existing and relevant research to client cases for informing the counseling approach
? Distinguish the use of ethical and cultural considerations within counseling practice
Your annotated bibliography should include three full annotations representing one article from each methodology: qualitative and quantitative. Your third
article can be a mixed-method approach, but if this approach is limited in the context of your topic, you can use another qualitative or quantitative methodology
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
I. Introduction to Annotated Bibliography
A. State a topic for investigation that addresses the population and intervention to be examined in your annotatedbibliography.
B. State the problem that you are addressing within your annotated bibliography, and support why you need to investigate the issue in the first
C. Develop a purpose statement that captures what you hope to accomplish in your review ofliterature.
II. Summary of Each Study
A. Include a citation for each research article included in your annotated bibliography.