Overview As part of the Research Project Series, you will write a literature review research paper that synthesizes the major points of your findings. Your paper must focus on your selected topic and the field of mental health crisis intervention. Your paper must relate your research findings to the content of this course, your academic research, your interview findings, cultural concerns, and biblical perspectives on crisis counseling. Instructions • The body of your paper (not counting the cover page, abstract, or reference pages) must be between 12-15 pages. Any submissions less than 12 pages will be prorated and heavily penalized. There is no need to go over to impress as succinct writing is highly valued in crisis work. • Current APA or Turabian formatting is required. Focus on the cover page, headers, Level 1 and Level 2 headings, citations, references in particular. • Your paper must contain a formal introduction and a formal conclusion. Conclusions in literature review papers must contain a paragraph related to “ideas for future research”. You just read the literature so you are in a positive to advise what seems to be missing. This tells future researchers what to focus on. • Spiritual application is required in the paper including specific Bible verses/passages. • Avoid personal experience or personal opinions in these papers. This is a literature review paper so only academic sources are utilized. • At least 15 scholarly sources must be used to support your findings and research. At least 10 of your sources must be published within the last 5 years. It is fine to use an older study only if it is considered a “classic study” in the field. Here is a basic outline of the main sections that your paper must include: 1. An APA cover page. 2. An Abstract. (An Abstract and Introduction are often confused but they are different in both formatting and content. Be sure you know the difference.) 3. Body of the report which includes all of the areas listed below: a. Introduction –in APA Form. Use this section to orient your reader and grab their interest. Why does this topic matter? What interesting background information can you share? b. Mental health symptoms / relationship dynamics common in your population-of-interest – How can new interventionists identify this population? What type of mental health issues typically arise? What type of relationship issues typically occur? c. Best practices in crisis intervention (how can we best help them?). NOTE: avoid any discussion of long-term counseling or psychotherapy. This is a crisis course so be sure you know the difference. d. Spiritual applications/interventions (What does Scripture say about your topic area that is relevant?) e. Cultural considerations – What cultural concerns/considerations must we attend to when working with this population? f. Conclusion – Wrap up your paper discussing key themes and findings that you uncovered. Note: The conclusion of literature review papers must include at least a paragraph on “ideas for future research.” You just read the literature on your topic area so you are conversant in the research. What seems to be missing? What should future researchers focus on? 4. Reference page (APA required).