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Introducing Counselling and Psychotherapy Research

Introducing Counselling and Psychotherapy Research

December 2012 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Introducing the language of research in counseling and psychotherapy, this book will help students begin to identify as researchers and develop their research literacy and awareness. Worked examples of research in action demystify the process, rooting it in critical pedagogy and the professional context of counseling. Structured around common training topics, the book covers;

  • Reading research papers
  • Developing broad & reflexive researcher skills
  • Understanding research evidence that underpins professional practice
  • The thinking behind routine evaluations and audits of services

Introducing Counselling & Psychotherapy Research introduces research through a model of collaborative and experiential learning, with training exercises, student reflections, further reading, practical guidance on how to complete a thesis or dissertation, study skills and tips on how to use research supervision and dissemination.

The Research Underpinning Therapy
What Is Research?
Preparing for Undertaking Research
The Impact of Undertaking Research on the Researcher
Quantitative Research: Collecting and Making Sense of Numbers in Therapy Research
Qualitative Research: Collecting and Making Sense of Talk, Thoughts and Feelings in Research
Ethical Issues in Therapy Research
Talking about Research and Dissemination

User friendly and readable. A great resource.

Mrs Margaret Rock
Counselling (Lancaster), University of Cumbria
May 8, 2013

I will be recommending this is an accessible introductory text for new master's students starting their research projects

Dr Alistair Ross
Continuing Education, University of Oxford
March 13, 2013

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