Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy
The Facts are Friendly
- Mick Cooper - University of Roehampton, UK
-John McLeod, University of Abertay Dundee
"Highly accessible, even for 'statisticophobes'. It is simple, without being simplistic, and brings quite complex concepts to a level that novices can grasp."
-Maureen O'Hara, National University, La Jolla, California
Are some therapies more effective than others? How important is the relationship? Which clients do best in therapy?
Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy answers these questions and many more, providing trainees, students, practitioners and researchers with a comprehensive introduction to the latest findings in the field. Accessible even to those with no prior knowledge of research methods, this book sets out the evidence for the effectiveness of therapy in an entirely jargon-free way. Clearly laying out the factors associated with positive therapeutic outcomes, it gives suggestions for further reading, definitions of key terms, and questions for discussion. This is therefore an ideal text for anybody studying or training in counseling and psychotherapy.
This book also gives practitioners the knowledge and confidence to justify their therapeutic work on empirical grounds, an increasingly important requirement. More than that, it makes research findings accessible and provides information on how to practice counseling and psychotherapy in an effective way. Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy does the hard work for you; it is vital reading for anyone who wants the facts, presented in a simple, clear, and engaging way.
This is a really useful book for the counselling and clinical psychology trainees I teach and supervise. It is a concise and readable summary of the research on outcome and process in counselling/therapy and the issues involved in researching counselling/therapy. It takes a broad view of the different approaches to counselling/therapy and ways of gathering data/evidence.
Would also be useful for some therapy/counselling clients.
Recommended reading regarding how various factors involved in the therapeutic relationship, the client and the therapist affect the outcomes of therapy. Very useful to illustrate these learning outcomes
This book is thorough and comprehensive, allowing a real insight into the field of counselling research - something which is not easy to do! The author is passionate, and knowledgeable, offering case studies and even a glossary of terms to help the reader every step of the way. This is an essential read for anyone involved or interested in counselling research!
This is a really useful book and it is now on the recommended reading list.
Love the concise summaries at the end of each chapter, clearly written and avoids jargon.
This text is very suited for our year three Research Methods module. I have recommended it to our programme leader.
This really is 'essential' reading for anyone considering practitioner research, MPhil, PhD or DClinPsy as a beginning point for informing their own research design and questions.
This book places research firmly in the arena of informing practice. This offers the reader a direct motivation to consider the research in relation to their own client relationships. An insightful and practical text for both students and practitioners.
i found this very student friendly, easy to read and constantly engaged
I really like this book and would like my students to have it but feel as though I have to prioritise other texts before this one to provide the best pedagogical sequence for them. I am pleased I have this book myself. I would particularly recommend this book for those coming to do a top up course e.g., one year masters degree.