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EDPS 618 Counseling Psychology Research (P.1) Fall 2003 Instructor: Kwong-Liem Karl Kwan, Ph.D. Office: BRNG Rm. 5172 Phone: 494-6420 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00-4:00p.m. or by appointment Goals & Objectives: This is a seminar for Counseling Psychology doctoral students to acquire and develop research competencies that are integral to the scientist-practitioner identity (Stoltenberg et al. 2000, The Counseling Psychologist, 28, pp. 622-640). Toward this goal, students are expected to: a. know the evolving research topics that define the profession of Counseling Psychology; b. acquire critical knowledge of research literature on the process, outcome, and effectiveness of counseling and psychotherapy; c. discover and demonstrate knowledge in research areas that best represent your professional expertise; d. develop a literature review on an unexplored or underexplored area in Counseling Psychology, and delineate practice-related topics that can be subjected to research investigations; e. learn about the editorial process of counseling, psychology, and related journals, and how to review professional and research literature as a scientist-practitioner; f. disseminate research findings in a professional forum. Required Reading Materials: Brown, S. D., & Lent, R. W. (Eds.). (2000). Handbook of counseling psychology (3rd ed.). New York: Wiley & Sons. Lambert, M. J. (2004). Bergin and Garfield’s handbook of psychotherapy and behavior change (5th ed.). New York: Wiley. Tyron, G. S. (Ed.) (2002). Counseling based on process research: Applying what we know. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. Some additional articles will serve as supplemental readings. The packet will be in Roslyn's office to be copied by you. Galvan, J. (1999). Writing literature reviews: A guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences. Los Angeles, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. American Psychological Association (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. Evaluation Criteria: Points Grade Review Paper 50 A=180 – 200 Paper Presentation 30 B=160 – 179 Review Paper Critique 30 C=140 – 159 Conference Submission 30 D=120 – 139 Examination 30 F= < 120 Attendance & Participation 30 EDPS 618 Counseling Psychology Research (P.2) Fall 2003 The Review Paper Project Based on your readings, your own research interests, and/or clinical observations and experiences, you are encouraged to start exploring and then focusing on a research topic toward the development of a literature review. The paper should consist of approximately 25 to 30 pages, and should include (a) a cover page, (b) an abstract, (c) text, (d) references, and (e) tables or figures (if necessary). Your review should be based on 15 to 25 published articles, both conceptual and empirical, from refereed journals and books. You must demonstrate proficiency in using APA referencing style. You will lose 4 points for making more than 5 referencing errors. Dates and timelines for development of the paper are as follows: 9/15 Preliminary Review Paper Topic & Annotated Bibliography 9/22 Revised Review Paper Topic & Annotated Bibliography 10/6 Final Review Paper Topic & Annotated Bibliography 10/20 by 4pm First Version of Review Paper 11/3 Editorial Feedback to Colleagues’ Review Papers 11/28 by 4pm Final Version of Review Paper AND Conference Submission Materials 12/8 Presentation of Review Paper Literature Review One objective of the review paper is to enable you to develop and, hopefully, claim expertise in a topic by which various research projects can be generated (e.g., for dissertation, academic career, etc.). Toward this objective: (A) you will develop a literature review on an unexplored or underexplored topic in Counseling Psychology that, ideally, reflects and further contributes to your research and clinical expertise. The paper calls for your ability to identify a focused area of research, conduct an exhaustive search of related articles (both conceptual and empirical), and integrate and synthesize these articles into a coherent review. (B) You need to identify a journal/several journals where your article would be considered for publication, and conference(s) in counseling and related areas where your paper would be considered relevant for presentation. Journal Editorial Process (JOLR) Another objective of the review paper project is to provide a channel for you to learn about the editorial process of refereed journals. Toward this objective, the Journal of Literature Review (JOLR) is created for this learning experience. You will be submitting your first and final versions of the article to JOLR of which I am the editor and your classmates will be appointed members of the editorial board. You will contribute an article (i.e., your review paper) to JOLR, provide feedback to your peers’ articles as a reviewer, and respond to and integrate the compiled editorial feedback when revising the article toward the final version. First Version: Submit the article with a cover letter to the editor of JOLR. You also need to give your peers a copy of the article. Final Version: Submit the article with a letter detailing how you have responded to the editorial feedback suggested by the editorial board. Paper Presentation at a Professional Conference (3rd EDPS 618 Conference Gala) A third objective of the review paper project is to provide a means to develop and refine your presentation skills that are necessary for research colloquia or symposia at professional EDPS 618 Counseling Psychology Research (P.3) Fall 2003 conferences, consultations and workshops, or job interviews. Toward this goal, you will need to prepare submission materials for a paper or symposium presentation at a profession conference of your choice (e.g., APA, ACA, ACPA, NCDA, Great Lakes, AMHCA, etc.). The content of the submission document should be based on the final version of the paper, and the conference selected should provide an appropriate forum for your paper. You will then present the final version of the review paper in class using the format specified by the conference you have chosen. The class will provide evaluations and feedback to your presentation. The Class Given the small-group, seminar nature of the class, successful learning depends on your active, prepared participation. My task is to facilitate opportunities for you to master the materials; meanwhile, I want to encourage you to be responsible for your own learning. It is essential that you read the assigned materials for each week's topic so that you can follow as well as conduct research-based discussions. You lose participation points, which are subjectively determined, for not being able to demonstrate your knowledge of the reading materials. Inform me in advance if you cannot attend any class sessions. Except for medical reasons, you lose attendance points, which are subjectively determined, for not coming to class, for coming to class late, for not attending through the class, and for other erratic attendance behaviors. DO NOT plagiarize when writing your papers and DO NOT cheat in examination. Doing so will automatically result in an "F" grade. To expand the scope of your own learning and development as a scholar, you are NOT allowed to use a paper written for another class as the project of this class. This is a doctoral-level course preparing participants who can ethically and competently represent the professional, scientist-practitioner identity of counseling psychologists. As such, a high level of professional behaviors (such as commitment to meeting timelines and deadlines; scholarly investment in class discussions and projects; respect for individual differences etc.) are expected. No incompletes for the class will be allowed. Please respect your own and your peers' decisions to pursue this professional identity. EDPS 618 Counseling Psychology Research (P.4) Fall 2003 DATE TOPICS & ASSIGNED READINGS 8/25 Introduction / Developing a Research Agenda 9/1 Labor Day Holiday 9/8 Research Topics in and Researchers of Counseling Psychology Buboltz, W. C., Jr., Miller, M., & Williams, D. J. (1999). Content analysis of research in the Journal of Counseling Psychology (1973-1998). Journal of Counseling Psychology, 46, 496-503. 9/15 Theoretical & Conceptual Foundations I: Social Psychological Perspective Heppner, P. P., & Frazier, P. A. (1992). Social psychological processes in psychotherapy: Extrapolating basic research to counseling psychology. In S. D. Brown & R. W. Lent (Eds.), Handbook of counseling psychology (2nd ed., pp. 141-176). New York: Wiley & Sons. Tyron (2002 Text) Chapter 10 Due: Preliminary Review Paper Topic & Annotated Bibliography 9/22 Theoretical & Conceptual Foundations II: Developmental & Personality Perspectives Gelso, C. J., & Fassinger, R. (1992). Personality, development, and counseling psychology: Depth, ambivalence, and actualization. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 39, 275-298. Robins, R. W., Gosling, S. D., & Craik, K. H. (1999). An empirical analysis of trends in psychology. American Psychologist, 54, 117-128. Due: Revised Review Paper Topic & Annotated Bibliography 9/29 Writing Literature Review & Submitting Articles for Journal Publications Galran (1999 Text). Bem, D. J. (1995). Writing a review article for Psychological Bulletin. Psychological Bulletin, 118, 172-177. Greene, R. L. (1987). Ethnicity and MMPI performance: A review. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 55, 497-512. *Kwan, K.-L. K. (1999). MMPI and MMPI-2 performances of the Chinese: Cross-cultural applicability. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 30, 260-268. *Larson, L. M., & Daniels, J. A. (1998). Review of the counselor self-efficacy literature. The Counseling Psychologist, 26, 179-220. *Padula, M. A. (1994). Reentry women: A literature review with recommendations for counseling and research. Journal of Counseling and Development, 73, 10-16. *Richardson, L. F. (1998). Psychogenic dissociation in childhood: The role of the counseling psychologist. The Counseling Psychologist, 26, 69-100. * What is common among these review articles? How to Critique Articles Submitted to Journals? Hyman, R. (1995). How to critique a published article. Psychological Bulletin, 118, 178-182. EDPS 618 Counseling Psychology Research (P.5) Fall 2003 10/6 Process and Outcome Research: Methodological Issues Lambert (2004 Text). Chapter 4 Due: Final Review Paper Topic & Annotated Bibliography 10/13 October Break 10/20 Therapist Variables (I): Observable and Inferred Traits and States Lambert (2004 Text). Chapter 7 Due: First Version of Paper by 4pm on October 24 (copy for instructor and classmates) 10/27 Therapist Variables (II): Techniques & Experiences Tyron (2002 Text) Chapters 7, 8, 12 Hill, C. E., & Kellems, I. S. (2002). Development and use of the Helping Skills Measure to assess client perceptions of the effects of training and of helping skills in sessions. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 49, 264-272. “Master Therapists” Jennings, L., & Skovholt, T. M. (1999). The cognitive, emotional, and relational characteristics of master therapists. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 46, 3-11. Orlinsky, D. E. (1999). The Master Therapist: Ideal character or clinical fiction? Comments and questions on Jennnings and Skovholt’s “The cognitive, emotional, and relational characteristics of master therapists. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 46, 12-15. Experiences Macran, S., Stiles, W. B., & Smith, J. A. (1999). How does personal therapy affect therapists’ practice? Journal of Counseling Psychology, 46, 419-431. Mayfield, W. A., Kardash, C. M., & Kivlighan, D. M., Jr. (1999). Differences in experienced and novice counselor’s knowledge structures about clients: Implications for case conceptualization. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 46, 504-514. Paulson, B. L., Truscott, D., & Stuart, J. (1999). Clients’ perceptions of helpful experiences in counseling. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 46, 317-324. 11/3 Client Variables (I): Static, Sociocultural, & Psychological Variables Lambert (2004 Text): Chapter 6 Client Expectations: Tyron (2002 Text) Chapter 2 Resistance: Tyron (2002 Text) Chapter 3 Due: Editorial Feedback (copy to instructor and classmates) 11/10 Client Variables (II): Developmental Stages School-Based Changes: Hubble et al. (1999/Text): Chapter 12 Older Adults: Brown & Lent (1999/Text): Chapter 16 Arnett, J. J. (2000). Emerging adulthood: Theory of development from the late teens through the twenties. American Psychologist, 55, 469-480. How to Prepare Submission for Conference Presentation? EDPS 618 Counseling Psychology Research (P.6) Fall 2003 11/17 Counseling Outcome Research Brown & Lent (2000 Text) Chapter 22. Fonagy, P., Target, M., Cottrell, D., Phillips, J., & Kurtz, Z. (2002). Introduction and review of review methodology: The importance of outcome measurement. In What works for whom? A critical review of treatments for children and adolescents (pp. 1-41). New York: Guilford. Sanchez, L. M., & Turner, S. M. (2003). Practicing psychology in the era of managed care: Implications for practice and training. American Psychologist, 58, 116-129. 11/28 Is Psychotherapy Effective & Efficacious? Lambert (2004 Text): Chapter 5 Due: Final Version of Review Paper AND Conference Submission Materials 12/1 Contemporary Topics in Counseling Psychology Research 12/8 Presentation at the 3rd EDPS 618 Conference Gala 12/15 Final Examination