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RUNNING HEAD: ARTICLE CRITIQUE 4 Elizabeth Hines Liberty University Dr. Buckles October 6, 2013 Counseling 503 Introduction Lin, Enright, Krahn, Mack, & Baskin (2004), article focuses on the use of forgiveness therapy on patients with substance problems. Anger and other related emotions have been identified as triggers in substance use (Lin, Enright, Krahn, Mack,& Baskin,2004) Forgiveness therapy targets anger, anxiety, and depression during treatment (Lin, Enright, Krahn, Mack,& Baskin,2004). Fourteen patients with substance dependence from a local residential treatment facility were randomly assigned to and completed either 12 twice-weekly sessions of individual FT or 12 twice-weekly sessions of an alternative individual treatment based on routine drug and alcohol therapy topics (Lin, Enright, Krahn, Mack,& Baskin,2004). The purpose of this paper is to critique various sections of this article. The sections that will be critique are: the results, discussion, critique of entire article and purpose of follow-up research improvement plan. Results When discussion the results section; there are several things to keep in mind. For instance, the results section should be a cohesive essay (Pyrczak, 2011). Researchers should describe results in paragraphs, each of which describing some aspects of the results (Pyrczak, 2011). These paragraphs will contain statistics. The results section should also be centered on the research hypotheses, research questions, or research purposes (Pyrczak, 2011). The results section in this article contains paragraphs that describe the results. The first paragraph describes the methods and result of the pre-test and post-test (which can be found in the table). The following paragraph describes that rate of improvement from pre-test to post-test of the forgiveness therapy group. This paragraph

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