Counseling and Educational Research

Evaluation and Application

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Author: Rick A. Houser

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483324435

Category: Education

Page: 368

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The Third Edition of Counseling and Educational Research: Evaluation and Application emphasizes the importance of being a good consumer of research and teaches readers how to conduct research in practice. Written in an engaging, conversational tone, the book uses concrete examples from professional literature to demonstrate how to effectively evaluate and interpret research articles—without relying on discipline-specific jargon. The Third Edition features new examples, updated research, a new chapter on single-subject research, a new chapter on the use of technology and research, and much more.

Counseling and Educational Research

Evaluation and Application

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Author: Rick Houser

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412956611

Category: Psychology

Page: 277

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The book is written for research methods courses in counseling and covers research concepts that are valuable to practitioners. It emphasizes the importance of being a good consumer of research and teaches the practitioner how to conduct research in practice. It includes many examples from the literature. Updates to the Second Edition include: more on qualitative research; a new chapter on statistical methods; a chapter on evidence based practice; new articles to draw on for examples; ACA ethical guidelines and expanded coverage on program evaluation; more on mixed methods.

Counseling and Educational Research

Evaluation and Application

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Author: Rick Houser

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761907404

Category: Education

Page: 266

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`Aimed at those studying at Masters level... this is a concentrated and thorough read... The systematic and methodical approach to the description of research processes is excellent... In working with organizations, we have all become used to a culture of evaluation and accountability. This book gives us an opportunity to fill in some of the gaps in our training which commonly ignores both. The author invites us to become practitioner//scientists or researchers. We are asked to take some active responsibility for our methods of practice by evaluating evidence and therefore achieving maximum effectiveness - a stimulating challenge' - Counselling at Work This book focuses on the interpretation and evaluation of

Counseling and Educational Research, Evaluation and Application

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497016940

Category: Education

Page: 36

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Counseling and Educational Research, Evaluation and Application. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

e-Study Guide for: Counseling and Educational Research: Evaluation and Application by Rick A. Houser, ISBN 9781412956611

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Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467261351

Category: Education

Page: 12

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Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 study guides give the student the textbook outlines, highlights, practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook.

Research and Evaluation in Counseling

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Author: Bradley Erford

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285454898

Category: Medical

Page: 504

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Research is often an intimidating topic in a counselor training program. This text helps to alleviate students’ concerns while helping them learn what they need to know. It presents the most essential components of research and illustrates them with meaningful examples, enabling students to master each component. Recognizing that the profession of counseling has entered the age of accountability, Erford developed RESEARCH AND EVALUATION IN COUNSELING to help educate counselors and future counselors about research and evaluation procedures so that their treatment of clients can be more effective and efficient. Organized into three topical sections, the second edition addresses the curricular requirements of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), providing the latest information on research, statistics, and evaluation procedures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Research Methods for Counseling

An Introduction

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Author: Robert J. Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452203946

Category: Education

Page: 598

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Research Methods for Counseling: An Introduction provides a rich, culturally sensitive presentation of current research techniques in counseling. Author Robert J. Wright introduces the theory and research involved in research design, measurement, and assessment with an appealingly clear writing style. He addresses ways to meet the requirements of providing the data needed to facilitate evidence-based therapy and interventions with clients, and also explains methods for the evaluation of counseling programs and practices. This comprehensive resource covers a broad range of research methods topics including qualitative research, action research, quantitative research including, sampling and probability, and probability-based hypothesis testing. Coverage of both action research and mixed methods research designs are also included.

Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology

Integrating Diversity With Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods

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Author: Donna M. Mertens

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483322602

Category: Education

Page: 536

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Focused on increasing the credibility of research and evaluation, the Fourth Edition of Donna M. Mertens’s comprehensive Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into its descriptions of these methods. Providing specific advice on conducting research in culturally complex communities, the new edition has been updated to align with the American Psychological Association and the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education accreditation requirements. Approximately sixty percent of the content in the Fourth Edition is new, updated with numerous contemporary examples, making this book one of the most comprehensive, accessible, and practical methods books available. Praise for the previous edition: “The organization of the text reflects the author’s intent, philosophy, and objectives . . . [Mertens] clearly presents approaches, descriptions, and many examples useful in conducting studies; she is to be commended for the thoroughness of her work.” —Frank D. Adams, Wayne State College “Excellent descriptions, definitions, examples, and narrative about social science theory and the various paradigms. Mertens’ use [of] a wide variety of social identities to provide her examples makes the text inclusive of a variety of diverse identities. It is also useful to see the differences between [research and evaluation] and to select methods appropriate to the intention of the inquiry.” —Katrina L. Rodriguez, University of Northern Colorado

Counseling Assessment and Evaluation

Fundamentals of Applied Practice

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Author: Joshua C. Watson,Brandé Flamez

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483322165

Category: Education

Page: 584

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Designed to help students learn how to assess clients, conduct treatment planning, and evaluate client outcomes, Counseling Assessment and Evaluation addresses specific CACREP competencies. Incorporating case studies and examples, authors Joshua C. Watson and Brandé Flamez provide foundational knowledge for sound formal and informal assessments, cover ethical and legal considerations in assessment, describe basic statistical concepts, highlight the domains in which assessments are commonly used (intelligence, aptitude, achievement, personality, career, etc.), and provide strategies for integrating assessment data when working with clients. “Watson and Flamez have captured the essence of the assessment process in their new book. Through rich case illustrations and the authors’ deep knowledge of the subject, readers are provided the most current trends and reflections on the assessment process.” —Bill McHenry, Texas A&M University–Texarkana “The text is very straightforward and easy to read. It encourages students to apply what they are learning through case illustrations and guided practice exercises.” —Wendy Killam, Stephen F. Austin State University “Watson and Flamez provide the reader with an engaging discussion of the fundamentals of counseling assessment and evaluation. ?—Mark W. Dewalt, Winthrop University “The case illustrations and the practice exercises are exceptional and go a long way toward making the material accessible. Case examples in the body of the text are also well done.” —Patricia Andersen, Midwestern State University

Counselling Adolescents

The Proactive Approach for Young People

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Author: Kathryn Geldard,David Geldard,Rebecca Yin Foo

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473943310

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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This is the definitive guide to counselling adolescents. Now in its fourth edition, this bestseller has introduced thousands of trainees and practitioners to the theory, principals, skills and techniques of proactively counselling this client group. New to the fourth edition: - A new chapter on the contemporary context of adolescence, exploring the challenges, opportunities and influences facing young people today. - A new chapter on the use of technology when counselling young people - Useful links to relevant online resources at the end of each chapter - Updates to all chapters reflecting more recent understanding, research and literature - Additional case studies to help trainees apply theory and strategies to practice A multi-disciplinary book which recognises that a diversity of needs requires a diversity of approaches and skills, it uses case studies and examples to demonstrate this in a variety of settings. It is essential reading for trainees and practitioners in counselling, social work, the allied health professions and education.

Evidence-Based Practices for Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy

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Author: Everett L. Worthington Jr.,Eric L. Johnson,Joshua N. Hook,Jamie D. Aten

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830864784

Category: Religion

Page: 351

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Are Christian treatments as effective as secular treatments? What is the evidence to support its success? Christians engaged in the fields of psychology, psychotherapy and counseling are living in a unique moment. Over the last couple decades, these fields have grown more and more open to religious belief and religion-accommodative therapies. At the same time, Christian counselors and psychotherapists encounter pressure (for example, from insurance companies) to demonstrate that their accommodative therapies are as beneficial as secular therapies. This raises the need for evidence to support Christian practices and treatments. The essays gathered in this volume explore evidence-based Christian treatments, practices, factors and principles. The authors mine the relevant research and literature to update practicing psychotherapists, clinical researchers, students, teachers and educated laypersons about the efficacy of certain Christian-accommodative therapies. Topics covered in the book include: devotional meditation cognitive-behavior therapy psychodynamic and process-experiential therapies couples, marriage and family therapy group intervention The book concludes with a review of the evidence for the various treatments discussed in the chapters, a guide for conducting clinical trials that is essential reading for current or aspiring researchers, and reflections by the editors about the future of evidence-based Christian practices. As the editors say, "more research is necessary." To that end, this volume is a major contribution to a field of inquiry that, while still in its infancy, promises to have enormous implications for future work in Christian counseling and psychotherapy.

Introduction to Research in Education

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Author: Donald Ary,Lucy Cheser Jacobs,Christine K. Sorensen Irvine,David Walker

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337566004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

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A classic in the field, INTRODUCTION TO METHODS IN EDUCATION, 10th Edition, helps students master the basic competencies necessary to understand and evaluate the research of others, and shows them how to plan and conduct original research. The text's strengths include a clear writing style, comprehensive topic coverage, well-chosen and effective examples that clarify complex concepts, and strong end-of-chapter exercises that expose students to intriguing research problems. This edition builds on the text's strengths of teaching students to become more competent consumers and producers of research, with expanded coverage of qualitative methods, action research, and indigenous research; and an up-to-date feature focusing on research issues in the public realm. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Research and Statistics Made Meaningful in Counseling and Student Affairs

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Author: Rebecca M. LaFountain,Robert B. Bartos

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 284

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The goal of this text is to help readers become statistically literate consumers of research and to provide readers with introductory skills in conducting statistical computation and research projects. This objective is accomplished by providing students with the basic concepts of research methodology and statistics in a student-friendly manner. The authors have attempted to present a balance of theory and practical application by guiding the reader through the development of a research proposal, and by including sample quantitative and qualitative research proposals.

Developmental Counseling and Therapy

Promoting Wellness Over the Lifespan

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Author: Allen E. Ivey,Mary Bradford Ivey,Mary Ivey,Jane E. Myers,Thomas Sweeney

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618439881

Category: Education

Page: 448

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Designed for the life-span course, advanced skills course, or practicum, this text combines developmental counseling and therapy (DCT) theory with wellness theory and positive psychology to provide a foundation for tackling lifespan transitions and developmental issues. Students use case studies, transcripts, and exercises to learn how the major theories relate to actual practice. A web site with test bank and instructor guide is available.

Understanding Research in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

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Author: Jay C. Thomas,Michel Hersen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136831193

Category: Psychology

Page: 514

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Understanding Research in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Second Edition is designed and written for graduate students aspiring to careers in practice and presents research as an indispensable tool for practice.

Groups

Planning and Leadership Skills

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Author: Betsy J. Page,Martin J. Jencius

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780618639434

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Groups, Planning, and Leadership Skills presents students with a comprehensive and balanced approach to learning the essential skills for both group planning and group leadership. Detailed information is included about leading culturally heterogeneous and homogenous groups, leading psychotherapy groups, handling critical incidents in groups, and applying individual counseling skills in the group setting. All discussions are illustrated by real-world applications.

Group Counseling: Strategies and Skills

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Author: Ed E. Jacobs,Christine J. Schimmel,Robert L. L. Masson,Riley L. Harvill

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305686209

Category: Education

Page: 496

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GROUP COUNSELING: STRATEGIES AND SKILLS, Eighth Edition, provides an in-depth look at group counseling with an emphasis on practical knowledge and techniques for effective group leadership. The authors discuss the many facets of group counseling and provide examples of how each skill can be applied in a wide range of group settings to produce effective and efficient group sessions. The book's active approach focuses on the skills necessary for starting and ending a session, as well as on how to make the middle phase productive and meaningful. Through its integration of traditional theories and concepts of group process with thoughtful strategies and specific skills, this reader-friendly book meets the needs of practicing or future counselors, social workers, psychologists, and others who are leading or preparing to lead groups in a variety of settings. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Assessment in Counseling

Practice and Applications

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Author: Richard S. Balkin,Gerald A. Juhnke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190672757

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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Students often experience assessment courses, and subsequently the textbooks used for the course, as a statistics-heavy class accompanied by an encyclopedia of a variety of assessments. Assessment in Counseling alternatively emphasizes the skills used in assessment, thereby enabling students to apply these skills across a broad range of assessment instruments and strategies. Assessment, like most core areas of counseling, has a theoretical basis and a pertinent, practical component. However, this practical component often gets lost in the application of the skills and use of instruments that heavily rely on psychometric properties. Written in an accessible, conversational tone, this text focuses on the application of the theoretical and measurement concepts of assessment in counseling and introduces three case studies that are followed throughout the text. Additionally, instead of introducing readers to a plethora of instruments, the authors select seminal measures that students are likely to approach and use in the profession. Through the use of this text and course content, one will acquire the skills to search, select, and administer the type of assessment instruments that he/she deems helpful for their practice as a professional counselor, regardless of specialization. Ultimately, this textbook serves as an invaluable guide for administering, scoring, interpreting, and communicating assessment results.

An Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy

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Author: Joseph L. Wetchler,Lorna L. Hecker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317963407

Category: Psychology

Page: 614

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Now in its second edition, this text introduces readers to the rich history and practice of Marriage and Family Therapy, with 32 professionals from across the US presenting their knowledge in their areas of expertise. This blend of approaches and styles gives this text a unique voice and makes it a comprehensive resource for graduate students taking their first course in Marriage and Family Therapy. The book is divided into three sections: Part 1 focuses on the components on which 21st century family therapy is based and summarizes the most recent changes made to not only therapeutic interventions, but to the very concept of “family.” Part 2 presents an overview of the 7 major theoretical models of the field: structural, strategic, Milan, social constructionist, experiential, transgenerational, and cognitive-behavioral family therapy. Each chapter in this section • Focuses on the founder of the theory, its theoretical tenants, and its key techniques • Shows how the model focuses on diversity • Presents the research that supports the approach Part 3 addresses specific treatment areas that are common to marriage and family therapists, such as sex therapy, pre-marital therapy, research, and ethics and legal issues. As an introduction to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy, this volume stands above the rest. Not only will readers gain an understanding of the rich history of the field and its techniques, but they will also see a complete picture of the context in which families are embedded, such as gender, culture, spirituality, and sexual orientation. This knowledge is the key to understanding what differentiates Marriage and Family Therapy from individual psychotherapy. Glossaries, case studies, tables, figures, and appendices appear generously throughout the text to present this information and give students a thorough overview to prepare them for their professional lives.

Becoming a Group Leader

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Author: Nina Brown

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205503285

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

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With an emphasis on developing the group leader’s self-acceptance and self-understanding as a critical component of leading successful group counseling sessions,Becoming a Group Leaderprovides a well-organized and clear conceptual roadmap that guides students through the art and science of group leadership. As the text progresses, students learn how to think critically about their tasks and responsibilities as a group leader; develop clinical judgment; explore their own personal development; learn the stages of group development; and identify practical strategies and constructive uses of group dynamics. Becoming a Group Leaderintegrates theory and practice so that group leaders learn not only the methods, models and philosophies surrounding successful group counseling but that they also learn how to apply these lessons through specific strategies for planning and facilitating unique types of both clinical and non-clinical groups. Unlike other texts that might focus on skill development over concept and theory, this book puts forth that understanding the ideas behind group dynamics and counseling is vital in applying them in real-life situations. Highlights of this First Edition: An integrative theoretical approach to group leadership throughout the text lends students a greater expertise and deeper understanding for leading both clinical and non-clinical groups. An emphasis on personal development for the group leader promotes self-understanding and self-acceptance within the group, which then leads to a greater understanding and acceptance of others as they are. Personal development exercises found in eight of the chapters also help build healthy adult narcissism and help to reduce the potential negative effects of countertransference in group settings. Explores and promotes the “Know, Be, Do” model of group leadership early in the book helps group leaders understand the knowledge base, the personal development, and the tasks and techniques they need to understand in order to smoothly run a flourishing group. Vignettes found throughout the book engage students in real-world situations and scenarios while Student Exercises help them to synthesize, review, and retain what they have just learned. Specific planning information for facilitating six types of non-clinical groups and two types of clinically focused groups give students a broader perspective for the different types of groups that counselors will be expected to facilitate and reduce anxiety surrounding facilitation skills. This information appears in chapters 9, 10, and 11.