You will choose a counseling topic related to Hederson & Thompson
chs. 19–20, and you will write a Research Paper about a topic very
specific to counseling children. Please note, this is a class on
counseling the child; do not research and report on issues related to
counseling the adolescent for that is a different class and
developmental stage. Choose 1 topic area from the text, such as
Counseling Children Who Have Been Abused or Counseling Grieving
Children. You must research empirically-based* approaches to counseling
children with that specific need and discuss the evidences practices
associated with such a need. Discuss the relevant issues associated with
the identified issue and the best approaches identified.
Include at least 10 relevant journal articles in your paper. At least
8 articles must be empirical and published within the last 5 years. The
body of the paper is to be 10–12 pages in length (excluding the
required Title Page, Abstract, and Reference Page) double-spaced, and in
Times New Roman 12 font.
*Background on Empirical Studies: Reports of empirical studies
summarize original research. Mean journal articles are reports of
empirical studies. In order to learn how to review the literature, it is
important to be able to read and understand reports of empirical
studies. Empirical articles have the following sections: abstract,
introduction, method, results, discussion, and references.