This week, you will create an annotated outline. An outline is an excellent way to begin work on any professional paper. It provides a structure that helps you create a clear, concise, and well-organized paper. An annotated outline is an expanded version that moves you further along in the process. Be sure to review this week’s resources carefully.
You are expected to apply the information from these resources when you prepare your assignments. Identifying your model of therapy is an important and ongoing process. Hopefully, as you have read about these models, you have imagined yourself using them. Which one fits you best? Which interventions could you most easily imagine yourself using? Perhaps most importantly, how do you think change happens and which model aligns most closely with how you think change happens?
You will choose one of the three models you have studied: Solution-focused, Collaborative, or Narrative. The assignments this week and next allow you to take your chosen model, learn more about it, and practice creating a treatment plan for how you would use it with a client. This week, you will construct your annotated outline to provide the framework for the paper you will write next week. If you have not yet done so, review Week 11’s Signature Assignment to see what will be required for your paper that must be included in your annotated outline.
An annotated outline is an outline to which additional information is added. In your outline, use APA formatting and include in-text citations for at least 5 scholarly articles. For each citation, make note of key aspects of the article (study, literature review, secondary analysis, etc.) — e.g., participants, purpose, research design and methods, data analysis, key findings, and conclusions as they relate to the Classic or Postmodern Model about which you will be writing.
You must understand each study—what the researchers did, why they did it, and what they found and concluded. Place the citations and information in the sections for which they are providing evidence/support. You may also add topic sentences and comments to your outline. Your annotated outline must be related to your selected model of MFT. Please select at least five articles that address the postmodern model on which you choose to focus. Places to search include:
The Watters and Adamson text (remember that you must find the original source of anything listed as sources in the text) The Northcentral Library databases (e.g., EBSCO Host, SAGE Knowledge, E-brary, etc. – remember those that you tried in MFT-5101) Google Scholar or another Internet search engine; or any other search method that you choose.
Be sure your outline’s articles are from peer-reviewed journals and were published within the past 5 years. Choose articles that, taken together, will assist you in writing the paper you are outlining this week that is due next week. All articles must be scholarly, as defined by the library resources in this week’s resources. Length: 3-4 pages
References: Include at least 5 scholarly articles. Your annotated outline should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic.
Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Northcentral University Library. (2019). Research process. Northcentral University. Link Northcentral University Library. (2019). Research process. Academic, popular & trade publications. Northcentral University. Link An Introduction to MFT Systems Theory and Foundational Models External Learning Tool