Advanced Counseling and Research
Welcome to our little corner
of the web and thank you for stopping by.
Some people might wonder why we chose
this name for our company. Historically,
professional counseling has always been promoted as a
combination of art and science. The "art" of counseling
has been demonstrated through the counseling skills
necessary to establish a therapeutic relationship.
The "science" of counseling, the actual determination of
counseling effectiveness, has long been based on
personal opinions or weak outcomes research efforts that
lack validity or reliability.
Counseling and Research Services is a professional,
evidence-based counseling service located in Lancaster.
We have chosen to use the term "advanced" in our name
because of our commitment to accountability demonstrated through formal
outcomes research activities. We believe the
scientific measures generated by our outcomes research
efforts are a unique characteristic of our company.
We recognize the complexity of human
behavior and the impact this has on behavioral research
efforts. Advances in research strategy and computer
technology have provided the opportunity for counseling
professionals to embrace outcomes research in a
responsible effort to measure the effectiveness of the
clinical services they provide. While our research
design does include some limitations, we believe our
overall research effort goes well beyond the
"professional opinions" often offered as evidence of
counseling progress. We seek to prove the
effectiveness of the clinical services we offer and
present this information in a manner that is easily
understood by the public.
As you visit our site, you will notice
we offer numerous educational and informational
opportunities for people to become more familiar with
the many facets of evidence-based therapy. I hope
you will consider utilizing some of our services and
join us on our journey to promote greater accountability
in the helping services.
Licensed Professional Counselor