This course covers advanced research design and application. Students will be able to critique clinical research literature regarding research quality and effectiveness of clinical practice techniques. Students will be able to review demographic and social data, social and economic issues, and wider social forces that contribute to definitions of health and its management. Students will gain the tools and experience to apply research to their clinical practice and to contribute to new knowledge. This course is a requirement for all LPCC-track students and an elective for LMFT-track students.