Review the professional association and discipline topic guides.
Select a potential research topic and explain:
Why the topic interests you
Why the topic is important to the discipline
Why the topic shows promise of a meaningful contribution to positive social change..
My topic is ***The mental Health Sigma in the African American community**
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Post 1 Opeoluwa Ifabiyi
A potential research topic is the viewpoint of substance use from individuals who dealt with this social problem in the past. To idenitfy if they view it as more disease or trauma related, to delve deeper into the perceptions most former addicts have on substance use. Then from there hopefully building upon the results, so if the results yield more trauma related, then to build upon research on the impact trauma interventions have, as opposed to regular psychoeducation, CBT, DBT interventions. That is definently for future interest.
The topic interests me because I currently work in the addiction field and have worked with trauma for a while, and see the correlation trauma has with substance abuse. In my opinion, I feel substance use treatment should be heavily geared towards trauma interventions, so to build foundation, I figured to get the viewpoints former addicts have as it pertains to substance use. The topic is important because, hopefully it will assist tin future development of treatment.
Post 2 Ricardo Joassaint
Why the topic interests you: This topic is of interest for a few reasons, such as witnessing close friends and in-laws battling unexpected mental disturbance diagnosis that has compelled or reduced their lifestyle to poverty. In addition, in the community where I am currently residing, a specific population is allegedly impacted due to their race or ethnic background.
Why the topic is important to the discipline: This topic is significant due to the status quo “neglecting the needed” and the eagerness to bring awareness to some who disbelieve the illness because of cultural belief system.
Why the topic shows promise of a meaningful contribution to positive social change: Remember, change is not easy. Also, for change to happen, it must acknowledge an issue that needs to be changed; otherwise, not acknowledging and recognizing the problem for the acceptance state to occur, the gravity of the matter will sustain. Therefore, the world is still one step away or short of becoming a better place. Psychoeducation is necessary for a healthy recovery method, but by providing more data about these illnesses, another type of method to be implemented will even be of greater use for the future generation