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Reimagining Research
Engaging Data, Research, and Program Evaluation in Social Justice Counseling

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ISBN 9781032050447
June 22, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
424 Pages 47 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Reimagining Research centers antiracist research practices and showcases real-world research in counseling practice. The book focuses on the research competencies that matter most to counselors, with each chapter co-authored by practicing counselors and counselor educators. Each chapter reflects diversity in authorship and opens with a "potential for practice" case study that illustrates a research-related challenge in the practice of counseling. Online resources—including a focus group interview, sample transcripts of qualitative interviews, video demonstrations of statistical techniques, and other documents used in research processes—present these "potentials for practice" in experiential ways. Chapters close with attention to resources that are readily available for counselors who want to implement these practices, such as evidence-based practice guidelines, open-access journals, and open-access statistical tools.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Research

Chenelle Jones, Sandy Gibson, Trevor Buser

2. Diversity and Inclusion in Research

Sibyl West, Andrea Szolna

3. Ethics in Research

Kelly L. Wester, Jennifer Deaton, Holly Jayamohan

4. Reviewing Literature and Writing Reports

W. Bryce Hagedorn, Gelawdiyos Haile, Yvette Saliba

5. Becoming an Informed Consumer of Research: Deconstructing Research Articles and Integrating Evidence-Based Practice

Megan Delaney, Kristin Justice

6. Descriptive Statistics

Nyaradzo Mvududu, Jordan Shannon

7. Single Subject Design

Stephanie Dorais, Allison Dukes, Daniel Gutierrez

8. Thematic Analysis

Juleen Buser, Yi-Ju Cheng, Rachael McLaughlin

9. Survey Research & Needs Assessment

Elisabeth Suarez, Alejandra Chavez Stuart, Marta Sheridan

10. Program Evaluation

Scott A. Sabella, Catherine A. Anderson, Kellie Scott, David Higginbotham

11. Action Research

Shara Reichwald, Rosetta Treece, Dan DeStefano

12. Statistical Thinking

Kristopher M. Goodrich, Arianna Trott, Elizabeth Daniels

13. Giving Voice to Research in Your Practice: Clinical and Educational Implications

Sejal Parikh Foxx, C. Missy Moore, Cheryl Brooks

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Trevor J. Buser is an associate dean at Naropa University and licensed professional counselor. He is past president of the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors and the former editor of the Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling.

Sandy Gibson is a professor at The College of New Jersey who teaches research methods and statistics and serves as chair for the institutional review board for The College of New Jersey. She is also a practicing licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor (LCADC) and directs a group practice.


"This is a refreshing text that stares the diversity dearth and disparity in counseling research in the face. Our organization is pleased to see a research text that effectively addresses the rapidly advancing diversity of society in educating this current generation of upcoming counselors."

Tamara F. N. Ferebee, MEd, LPC, ACS, co-founder, National Association of Black Counselors, Inc.

"This book is one of a kind! Finally, a research textbook that centers social justice, is user-friendly, and ensures that every chapter is relevant to master's-level practicing counselors. The experiential nature of the book brings the material to life. I recommend it most highly!"

Dr. Emmanuel Ahia, director, MA in clinical mental health counseling, Rider University