Research Papers on Psychological Counseling

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • Experience in the Practicum

    In a paper of three pages, the writer looks at a counseling practicum. Skills learned during the practicum are recounted. Paper uses zero sources.

  • Sexuality and Personal Beliefs

    In a paper of three pages, the author reflects on a personal view of counseling and the way in which individual characterstics impact care. There is one source integrated into this paper.

  • Psychological Counseling Questions

    This 4 page paper looks at five dilemmas that maybe faced by a practicing psychologist; considering what ethical issues may be present and how the psychologist could respond. The scenarios include finding a client extremely attractive, a lack of cultural understanding, a client that has had a sexual relationship with a colleague, difficulty in getting signed informed consent forms, and parents of a minor who are demanding full disclosure. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Substance Abuse Counselor Certification

    Certification of counselors who focus on substance abuse is the primary point of this inquiry. This comprehensive research report contends that substance abuse is an area requiring specialization. Within the context of five pages, and with the use of three references, a great deal of information is relayed and evaluated.

  • CBT

    This paper considers CBT, or cognitive behaviour therapy, in terms of the methodology and the way it is used. The writer assesses CBT as a means of helping patients to cope better with personal issues through giving them a more positive way of behaving and feeling. This seven page paper has six sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Adults That are the Children of 'Bad' Parents

    In a paper consisting of six pages the effects of parenting on child behavior that continue into adulthood along with ways in which a therapist can effectively address these issues are discussed. There are nine bibliographic sources cited.

  • Adult Abuse Survivors and Theory

    In five pages this paper examines Briere's and Walker's Models as well as post traumatic stress disorders in this overview of theoretical applications to adult abuse treatment. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • APA Code of Conduct

    This paper uses the APA's Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for psychologists as its base. Several issues are discussed including reactions to the code, the failure of psychology graduate students implementing the code in scenarios, a problem solving process for ethical issues, a discussion of General Principal A in the Code and an example using a child with autism. There are twelve sources listed in the bibliography of this nine page paper.

  • Cibelli, Lanza, West, and Ezzell's Research on 'The First Human Cloned Embryo'

    A January 2002 Scientific American article is reviewed in five pages. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Abusive Childhoods and Adult Survivors

    This paper examines the survivor impact of abusive childhoods on adults in seven pages. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A 2003 Steptoe et al Article 'Behavioral Counseling to Increase Consumption of Fruit and Vegetables in Low Income Adults' Revieweed

    In five pages a study in which increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables adults from lower income households consumed in order to study behavioral counseling effects is reviewed. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Substance Abuse and Schizophrenia Dual Diagnosis

    In six pages this paper examines the counseling and therapeutic challenges of dual diagnosis particularly as it relates to mental illness and substance abuse with dual diagnosis incidences discussed along with various treatment options mentioned. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Euthanasia and Ethics in Counseling

    In fifteen pages this paper examines the ethical considerations counselors must contend with regarding euthanasia with both moral as well as legal implications assessed. Thirteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Counselors' Codes of Ethics

    In six pages various counseling professions codes of ethics are contrasted and compared and include how they address social relationships, conflict of interest, and sexual intimacies and include the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, the American Association of Christian Counseling, and the American Counseling Association. Four sources are cited inthe bibliography.

  • Young Golfer Training and Sports Psychology

    In six pages this paper examines issues of focus, concentration, and 'the zone' in this sports psychology discussion on the competitive training of a young golfer with professional aspirations. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Art Therapy And ADHD - Research Proposal

    This 15 page paper has several sections or chapters: introduction, research questions, description of three theories (Piaget, Erikson, and Rogers), ADHD, art therapy, using art therapy with ADHD children, methodology, application of method, results, discussion and conclusions. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • "The Gift Of Therapy" By Irvin D. Yalom, M.D.: Reactionary Report

    3 pages in length. Like so many other industries where products and services are being homogenized to the point of becoming a valueless commodity, Yalom (2003) worries about the upcoming generation of mental health professionals whose essential training resources are quickly dwindling under the weight of economic cutbacks, insurance games and the ongoing pressure to dangerously speed up the therapeutic process. No additional sources cited.

  • Managing Stress in the Critical Incident

    Stress is a major problem for first responders during and after critical incidents. This paper discusses the importance of critical incident stress management, even if the responder does not feel the need at first. Includes intervention and health problems. This paper has seven pages and four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • World Wide Web and Its Validity Regarding Depression

    In five pages this review of the WWW regarding its information on the topic of depression is presented in a consideration of and with the emphasis being on exercising caution when choosing a website on depression. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Structured Family Theory of Minuchin and Family Dysfunction

    In six pages this paper applies the structured family theory of Minuchin to a fictional case study on dysfunctional family relationships. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Counseling and Behavioral Therapy

    In eight pages this paper examines cognitive behavioral therapy in this consideration of behavioral approaches in counseling settings. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • UK Consumer Protection

    UK law is the focus of this paper on consumer protection that consists of six pages and discusses 1987's Consumer Protection Act and the Amended 1979 Sale of Goods Act. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Internet Addiction Disorder

    In six pages this paper examines types of Internet addictions and how this behavior can be successfully treated by using expressive art therapy or the twelve step program. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Aspects of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

    In a paper consisting of twenty five pages body dysmorphic disorder is considered in terms of its various aspects, how it differs from eating disorders and OCD, and what therapeutic options are available at the present time. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Discussion of PTSD

    In nine pages a detailed discussion of PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is presented. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Treating Schizophrenia

    This 8 page paper discusses various treatments of the mental illness schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a chronic, life-long illness, but it can be managed with treatment. Among the therapies discussed are cognitive-behavioral therapy, medication, social skills training and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The writer also gives some of the symptoms of the disease, and argues that a combination of treatments is more effective than medication alone. ECT is reported to be extremely effective and beneficial. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Techniques of Family and Marital Therapy

    In twelve pages various types of family and marital techniques including behavioral family therapy, transgenerational family therapy, strategic family therapy, and structural family therapy are discussed. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Client Centered Therapeutic Approach Case Study Involving an Eight Year Old Boy

    In a student supplied case study that consists of five pages the implementation of client centered therapy is examined within the context of an overprotected eight year old boy that experiences issues of abandonment with recommendations included. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and Marilyn Monroe

    In fifteen pages this hypothetical case study considers the use of REBT with troubled actress Marilyn Monroe in the year before her death in an overview that includes a biography of the star, DSM IV and Global Assessment of Functioning criteria and score. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy

    This essay has attempted to provide a strong background in marriage and family counseling by reporting a brief history, the needs in the field of marriage and family counseling, identification of some of the therapeutic models, and an explanation and discussion of cognitive-behavioral family therapy, which is the most commonly-used approach in the field.

  • Marriage Counseling - Case Study

    An 8 page paper that begins with an overview of family counseling. The writer then discusses a case scenario supplied by the student. The essay discusses how the therapist prepares for the third session, some of the questions and hypothetical responses from the couple, what family therapy approaches would be used, other questions that will need to be asked and finally comments on whether or not the couple will remain together. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Performing Therapy as a Technician

    There are four levels of certification for psychiatric technicians. This essay discusses how much/little therapy the technician is expected to perform at each of those levels.

  • Panic Disorder and Marriage Therapy

    A 12 page discussion of panic disorder and the threat it can present to a marriage. This paper outlines the usefulness of marriage therapy in overcoming that threat. Bibliography lists seven sources.

  • Scholastic Performance and the Impact of Peer Programs

    In twenty pages this paper discusses tutoring and peer leadership programs at several grade levels in a consideration of how academic performance benefits as a result. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography and several graphs and charts are also provided.

  • Assessing Client Personality

    A 6 page research paper that, first, examines the subject of informal personality assessment in reference to a comparison between two approaches. Then, the subject of structure personality tests is discussed, in reference to two examples of structure personality inventories, specifically the MBTI and the MMPI. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • What Is Positive Psychology?

    Three pages. The writer briefly describes positive psychology and discusses how it is different from other forms of therapy. Two sources cited.

  • Questions Pertaining to Psychology

    This research paper explores three issues pertaining to psychological practice. These issues are burnout and its significance to the health care professions, social responsibility and positive psychology. Four pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Jobs and Stress

    In fourteen pages this paper discusses increased stress in the workplace and how these high stress levels are being managed by employers. Fourteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Homicide Survivors Support Groups

    The writer explores some of the reasons for the increase in homicide rates, as well as the impact of homicide on the survivors, children in particular. The writer describes support groups for homicide survivors and that the groups must be properly designed if they are to help the survivors cope with their trauma. The paper is fifteen pages long and has twenty sources listed in the bibliography.

  • First Respondents and Handling Critical Incident Stress

    First responders such as firefighters and EMS workers are often reluctant to discuss the emotional toll critical incidents have had on them, and tend to discount or refuse help. This paper stresses the importance of the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) in helping to avoid problems related to stress before they occur. This paper has six pages and five sources are listed in the bibliography.


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