Cognitive Behavioral Theory vs Family Systems Theory

This assignment MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA style, 7th edition, and must be written at graduate level English. You are required to use current, evidence-based research to complete this assignment.

Select a minimum of eight current (5 years or less) research articles taken from scholarly journals (online or hard copy) on your selected topic. You are encouraged to utilize Library to access current, evidence-based resources. 
Paper should be 8-10 pages plus a title and reference page
For the research paper you will be comparing and contrasting 2 schools of counseling and psychotherapy.

For example:
Psychoanalytic and Humanistic/Existential
Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Behavioral
Psychoanalytic and Family Systems Approach
Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic/Existential
Cognitive Behavioral and Family Systems

If you are not sure if you are choosing 2 different schools of counseling, please write your mentor prior to doing the research paper.

Your research paper must include:
Title Page
Introduction (½ page maximum)
A brief summary of the content of your paper

Body of the paper (8 pages)

  1. Compare and contrast both theories.
  2. Discuss evidence-based research on applicability of each theory and treatment.
  3. Present research on the pros and cons of each theory to specific populations.
  4. What does current research reveal to be the level of applicability of your chosen theories to various cultures? Which cultures are best served by these chosen theories according to current research?
  5. Create an original case that exemplifies, through culture as well as psychopathology, the findings of your research (this should be 1 – 1½ pages of the 8 pages in this section).

Conclusion (½ page maximum)
A brief summary that synthesizes your Introduction and Body of your paper

Reference Page
Remember to format your work in APA style, 7th edition

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