Research is important in the field of counseling because it can help us to understand the profession, shed light on the theories and concepts, and to determine if the application of theories and concepts actually improve mental health. Research is the best mechanism for determining if something is effective and if so, what parts and why.
Write a 1,000-1,250-word paper about the importance of research in the field of counseling.
Include the following in your paper:
The relationship between research and program evaluation in counseling
The roles and responsibilities of researchers in the counseling profession including a discussion about ethical and cultural considerations
- Describe relevant ethical and cultural strategies for conducting, interpreting, and reporting the results of research.