Efficacy Research and Program Evaluation

 Efficacy Research and Program Evaluation

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Efficacy Research and Program Evaluation

  • Use your Royse, Thyer, and Padgett text, Program Evaluation, to complete the following:
    • Read Chapter 1, “Introduction,” pages 1–29.Read Carnes-Holt and Bratton’s 2014 article, “The Efficacy of Child Parent Relationship Therapy for Adopted Children With Attachment Disruptions,” in Journal of Counseling and Development, volume 92, issue 3, pages 328–337. This article presents a study that examines the effectiveness of a specialized counseling intervention using an experimental design.
    • Read Gondolf’s 2004 article, “Evaluating Batterer Counseling Programs: A Difficult Task Showing Some Effects and Implications,” in Aggression and Violent Behavior, volume 9, issue 6, pages 605–631. This article reviews evaluations of batterer programs using a variety of methodological designs, presents the results of a multi-site evaluation of batterer programs, and makes recommendations for improved batterer counseling programs.After reading and carefully comparing the two assigned articles from this unit’s readings, respond to the following questions:
    • What differences do you note between efficacy research and program evaluation?
    • What are the key strengths of efficacy research? What are the key strengths of program evaluation?
    • Based on your review, what contribution does each of these types of research make to the counseling field?
    • What is a point from any of the articles that you can apply in your current work setting or your ideal counseling fieldwork setting?


Write a 1000-1500-word essay addressing each of the following points. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each bullet point. There should be two main sections, one for each bullet below. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper.

Support your ideas with at least three (3) sources using citations in your essay. Make sure to cite using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page in correct APA do not count towards the minimum word amount. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment.

Length: 1000-1500 words; answers must thoroughly address the prompts in a clear, concise manner.

Evaluation Criteria for Paper

(10%) Resources used as rationale for approaches and as sources of content

_____ 5. (20%) write paper in a scholarly manner
(4%) Format includes title page, body of paper, & reference page, with pages numbered

_____ 5. (20%) Write the Paper in a scholarly manner
(4%) Format includes title page, body of paper, & reference page, with pages numbered