Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

PSY 731 Research and Program Evaluation Methods in Mental Health Counseling

3 hours; 3 credits. This course is designed to be a graduate-level introduction to the scope and methods of applied research for the public sector. The focus is on the research aimed at addressing practical problems facing mental health organizations and policymakers. This course stresses problem structuring through observation and other methods of data collection, and analyzing results using both qualitative and quantitative methods. This course seeks to prepare counselors to be informed consumers of research and evaluation. It covers basic strategies, basic research designs, and program evaluation. It provides reading, research and evaluation reports and hands on tasks for students to carry out in class groups. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master's in Mental Health Counseling Program and PSY 710.