You will write 2 Journal Article Reviews, which will be based upon your choice of articles from
the professional, peer-reviewed journal articles provided in Canvas under the Journal Article
Review Resources. No outside articles will be accepted. Each Journal Article Review must be
3–5+ double-spaced pages (not including the title and reference pages) and created in a
Microsoft Word document. Use the following guidelines to create your paper:
1. Start your paper with a title page, correctly formatted per current APA. Use the provided
template and the basic current APA components will be in place. Divide your paper into
sections with the following Level One headings: Summary, Reflection, and Application as
described on the template.
2. Develop a summary of the main concepts from the article. Do not duplicate the article’s
abstract. If the article describes a research study, include brief statements about the
hypotheses, methods, results, discussion, and implications. If any test measures or statistical
methods used are given in the article, do not provide detailed descriptions of these. Short
direct quotations from the article are acceptable but avoid long quotes in a paper this size.
This section is the foundation of your Journal Article Review (at least a third of your
paper). Make sure you include the core points from the article, even if it means a longer
section. Do not reference any additional articles in your summary.
3. In approximately 1+ page, reflect on the article using your own words. Appropriate
comments for this part of the paper could include, but are not limited to, your initial response
to the article, comments regarding the study’s design or methodology (if any), insights you
gained from reading the article, your reasons for being interested in this particular article, any
other readings that you may plan to do based upon having read the article, and other thoughts
you have that might further enhance the discussion of your article. Your subjective comments
in this section must be clearly tied to main points from the article, not peripheral ideas.
Again, do not reference any other article.
4. In your final section, in approximately 1+ page(s), write how you would apply the
information you have learned from this article to a particular counseling setting. Make this
setting one that would typically be seen in human services counseling—community services
agencies, adoption agencies, volunteer counseling settings such as in churches, etc. Develop
this section as if you are a pastor or clinician and your parishioner or client has come to you
with a problem—grief, depression, substance abuse, relationships problems, etc.— needing
your help. Adequately describe the counseling scenario including the presenting problem.
Draw out concepts from the article and apply them to the scenario as if you were guided only
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by the content of the article. Show the reader how you expressly drew from the journal article
in this application section and cite correctly, per APA.
This assignment incudes an APA template for the current APA version. You simply need to put
your information into the various areas (running head, title, etc.) and the template itself instructs
you how to add your information and delete the instruction comment balloons. Using the APA
template with put you on a track of getting the “basics” of APA correct.

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