Social Work Research Essay

Background:

Complete the Cortez Family interactive media in this week’s resources. Conduct a literature search related to the chronic issues related to HIV/AIDS and bipolar mental disorder. Search for additional research related to assessing outcomes and theoretical frameworks appropriate for this client. For example, your search could include terms such as motivational interviewing and outcomes and goal-oriented practice and outcomes. You might also look at the NREPP database, to search for interventions related to mental health and physical health.

Link for Cortez Family:  http://mym.cdn.laureate-media.com/2dett4d/Walden/SOCW/6311/CH/mm/case_study/index.html

Assignment:

Submit a 5-page proposal/research plan for single-system (subject) evaluation for your work with Paula Cortez. Identify the problems that you will target and the outcomes you will measure, select an appropriate intervention or interventions (including length of time), and identify an appropriate evaluation plan.

Outline:

-USE HEADERS and a minimum of 3 scholarly references!

  • Introduction
  • The problem(s) that are the focus of treatment
  • The intervention approach, including the length of time, so that it can be replicated
    • A summary of the literature that you reviewed that led you to select this intervention approach
  • The purpose for conducting a single-system (subject) research evaluation
  • The measures for evaluating the outcomes and observing change including:
    • Evidence from your literature search about the nature of the measures
    • The validity and reliability of the measures
    • How baseline measures will be obtained
    • How often follow-up measures will be administered
  • The criteria that you would use to determine whether the intervention is effective
  • How the periodic measurements could assist you in your ongoing work with Paula
  • Conclusion