Research is important in the field of counseling and psychology 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 750-1,000-word paper about the importance of research in the field of counseling.
Include the following in your paper:
- The relationship between research and counseling
- The roles and responsibilities of researchers in the counseling profession
- At least two scholarly resources to support your paper
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This assignment meets the following CACREP Standard: 2.F.8.a. The importance of research in advancing the counseling profession, including how to critique research to inform counseling practice.