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Marriage and Family Counseling

Give an explanation, based on the current research in the article attached as well as the information you know about Marriage and Family Counseling, of how research might inform a counselor practice.

Offer your thoughts about future trends or changes in society that you believe may impact the field of couples and family counseling, based on the research attached. Describe at least two specific ways that these trends or changes may have an impact.

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(1) Give an explanation, based on the current research in the article attached as well as the information you know about Marriage and Family Counseling, of how research might inform a counselor practice.

A Family Therapy approach to counseling is focused on identifying the unique features within the family structure. Research begins with questions of what brings the couple to therapy, and leads to strategies as to how to answer those questions. According to Southern and Devils (2010), grounded theory provides an accessible model for bridging the gap between research and practice. For instance, as they explain, theory affords a conceptual framework to explain existing observations and help to generate hypothesis about new operations, or strategies. They assert that two themes emerge associated with theory building that can aid the helping profession in bridging the research-practice gap-- diffusion of innovation, and enhancing of research production. From the perspective of clinical judgment practices, there are two aspects of theory development presented as useful for informing the counseling practice: inductive and deductive reasoning.

The use of inductive reasoning builds knowledge from the ground up by establishing a foundation of a careful observation of immediate events. In addition, inductive reasoning contributes to the development of theory through qualitative research paradigms by emphasizing the lived experiences of the subjects. Deductive reasoning is applicable through quantitative research focused more on the scientific evidence, and ...

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