To meet the crucial need of connecting the worlds of research and practice in psychotherapy, John McLeod's present book, along with his other books on the subject, are a godsend. McLeod is the ideal guide for engagingly integrating the researcher's world of operational rigor, empirical measurement, and theory-testing with the practitioner's world of existentially, emotionally, and narratively engaging with a client's suffering.
In Using Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy, internationally acclaimed researcher Dr.
As a new practitioner-researcher taking my first steps into the world of research, it was McLeod's writing I would turn to for sage advice, guidance and support. As I developed more confidence in my ability to undertake research in my field, it was again McLeod I turned to, helping me to find my way through unclear terminology and complicated method. McLeod's contribution to the developing culture of research in counselling and psychotherapy simply cannot be over-stated. With Using Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy he once again facilities our next steps.
This is a warm-hearted book about research, written as an invitation to practitioners to come to the research table, bringing the voices of their clients with curiosity and openness, a sense of inclusion and the means of collaboration. I would recommend this book for seasoned researchers to review and reflect on their work, and novice researchers to explore the many possibilities available to them for conducting and using research...It would also be useful for educators and training organisations, managers and policy makers due to its comprehensive and diverse approach to the topic.
Mcleod is full of ideas, especially for those who share a background in constructivism
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