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AC 203 Addiction Counseling Models - Jazwinski: Your Assignment

This guide will help students in AC203 locate scholarly information on addiction counseling models.

Your Assignment

Your assignment is to find a peer reviewed research article on addiction counseling models published in the prior 10 years.


Part I: Submit the bibliographic information (citation) and the abstract: Under JOURNAL TERM PROJECT in BB. 

After your article has been approved:

Part II: Summarize the key findings of the article and its potential usefulness to you as a counselor: Submit under ASSIGNMENTS in BB.

Part III: You will give a 10-15 min. presentation about the research findings of the article you chose and how they apply to your work as an addiction counselor.


See the full assignment details in your course shell in BlackBoard for more information and due dates on each part of this assignment.


You will find a list of databases that are recommended to find research articles for this assignment under the Find Peer-Reviewed Articles tab.

What are Peer Reviewed Articles?

Professional or Scholarly literature is peer-reviewed. Articles in professional journals are written for and reviewed by people in the profession--researchers, clinicians or academics.  

Many professional articles are very technical.  Be sure you can understand an articles before choosing to work with it.  A good way to find out if you are interetsed in the subject matter of the articles is to read the abstract or summary.

Many professional and peer reviewed journals publish book reviews.  Book reviews are usually not appropriate as sources for your research on a topic--you need to read the whole book!  Usually "Review" or Book Review" will appear somewhere in the database citation. In most databases you can limit the search to exclude book reviews.

What is a Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed Article?

Fun video from the folks at the Kimbel Library of Coastal Carolina University explaining exactly what a scholarly (aka peer reviewed) article is.

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