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Learning Goal: I’m working on a social science question and need an explanation



Learning Goal: I’m working on a social science question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.Getting StartedAmong the many models, theories, perspectives, and approaches that experts use in family therapy, some of them are evidence-based, while others are not. To get a good sense of those that are evidence-based and that would be appropriate for some family situations but not others, it is vital to be aware of the research literature on family therapy. You will have the opportunity to evaluate several scholarly, peer-reviewed articles throughout the course to gain a good overview of models and theories that are evidence-based and would be valuable to use in your work as a family therapist (and as a group therapist, in the last half of the course). It is important that when you are searching for evaluation research on family therapy, you find and use only scholarly, peer-reviewed, research studies. Research studies can be identified by a sample size or a case study implementing an intervention and reporting the outcomes. The scholarly research study that you find and use for this assignment should be different from the ones you used in previous Workshops.InstructionsReview the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.Locate a research or evaluation study of a model, theory, perspective or approach to working with families in family therapy.Once you have located an appropriate scholarly, peer-reviewed study, write a paper analyzing the study for its application to family therapy.Your paper should follow all APA style requirements(new tab) (double-spaced, using Times New Roman font size 12, one-inch margins, with a reference page) and be a minimum of three pages in length (not including the reference page).The paper should address the following questions: What did you learn about the model, theory, or approach described in the article?Does the model, theory, or approach seem to resonate with your own personal and professional values? Describe and explain.How was the model, theory, or approach evaluated? How large was the study population and did the population include diverse people? Did the study use control and experimental groups? Did the study use trained therapists (trained in the model or perspective being evaluated)? What were some important ethical considerations regarding the study and how were they addressed?What advanced family therapy skills did you learn about?Do you think you would use this model or approach in your own work with multi-stressed, diverse families? Explore and explain.Does the model, theory, or approach described in the article help advance human rights? If so, how? If not, would you use the model anyway? Why or why not?What conclusions did you draw after analyzing and evaluating this study (for your own practice with families and for social work practice in general)?

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