Assignment 2: RA 2: Literature
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
- Access a minimum of 10 appropriate peer-reviewed
- Based on the articles, develop an introduction on the
background of the topic.
- Analyze all articles and describe the key themes that
emerge across the selected articles.
- Synthesize the material and summarize the patterns of
similarities and differences regarding how each of the authors has
presented each theme.
- Based on your analysis of the literature, conclude by
evaluating the impact of your chosen topic to CMHC practices, and explain
how you plan to continue developing in this area.
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.