This course explores the historical, theoretical, and ethical importance of research in advancing the counseling profession, including a critique of research and identification of evidence-based practices. Research methods, designs, statistical methods, analysis and use of data in counseling, are covered. Research integration into clinical decision-making is also reviewed, i.e., applications of research to conducting needs assessments, development and evaluation of outcome measures for counseling programs, development and evaluation of counseling interventions. Special attention is given to research methods in addictions counseling. Current issues/controversies will be covered. Class Notes: P: Admission to Masters in Mental Health Counseling program. Enrollment Requirements: P: Admission into the Masters in Mental Health Counseling program.