An Introduction to Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446291251

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Introducing the basic principles of research theory and practice, this book is the ideal starter text for any counselling trainee or practitioner learning about the research process for the first time. Structured around common training topics, the book: - Explains why you need to do research at all: what it is, why it's important and its historical and philosophical context - Guides you through the confusing mass of research literature - Covers the ins and outs of actually doing research: practical and ethical issues - Helps you get the most out of research - how to evaluate the outcomes and use research to investigate the process of therapy. Written in a language familiar to first-year trainees and using a range of features to enhance learning, this accessible introduction will equip both trainees and qualified therapists with the essential nuts and bolts to understand research. John McLeod is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of Abertay Dundee and adjunct Professor at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Qualitative Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446244593

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 6650

The need to show how and why counselling works has led to an explosion of research activity, and a growing focus on research in counselling and psychotherapy teaching and practice. Yet this book, even now in its second edition, stands alone in addressing qualitative research in therapy. Leading expert John McLeod helps readers through each stage of the research process, explaining techniques for gathering data, writing up the study and evaluating the findings. Each qualitative method is clearly described and critically assessed in terms of its own strengths and weaknesses. Examples from actual research studies are given to show how the methods work in practice. This new edition incorporates developments in qualititative research over the last ten years and includes eight new chapters, covering: - interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) - autoethnographic methods - action research - case study methods For all those involved in research - whether as part of academic study or in practice -this book will be essential reading. As an introduction to qualitative methods, it is the perfect course text for all training programmes in counselling, counselling psychology and psychotherapy, and will also be of interest to those who work in areas such as psychiatry, clinical psychology and mental health nursing, or who provide counselling in other professional areas such as teaching, nursing and social work. McLeod is Professor of Counselling, University of Abertay Dundee.

An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy

From Theory to Practice

Author: Andrew Reeves

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446272214

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

View: 1278

This book is an authoritative introduction to everything you need to know to become a professional therapist. It takes you through the entire therapeutic process, introducing the theory and applying it to real-life practice. Drawing on years of experience as a counselling practitioner and researcher, Andrew Reeves links counselling and psychotherapy theory to the development of appropriate skills, and locates it within the context of therapeutic practice today. Engagingly and accessibly written, the book is packed with learning features including Chapter Overviews, Summaries and a Glossary -helping you navigate the book and get the most out of it. Discussion Points, 'Skills Practice' and 'Pause for Reflection' sections, helping you critically engage with and reflect on what you have learned. Case Studies and scenarios, helping you apply key ideas in practice across settings and modalities. Indicated Further Reading and Important Websites - supporting your continued learning. This groundbreaking textbook represents a benchmark in understanding - and applying - the principles and practice of counselling and psychotherapy. It's accompanied by a companion website featuring a wealth of chapter-by-chapter resources for both students and lecturers to use alongside the book. From extended case studies through to web resources, links and PowerPoint presentations, these extra resources will help aid and enhance your learning and understanding. Andrew Reeves is a counsellor at the University of Liverpool and Editor of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal.

An Introduction To Counselling

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335247237

Category: Psychology

Page: 778

View: 1976

This bestseller provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy.

Case Study Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446241622

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 911

To read the foreword by Daniel B. Fishman, PhD, Rutgers University, click here. Case-based knowledge forms an essential element of the evidence base for counselling and psychotherapy practice. This book provides the reader with a unique introduction to the conceptual and practical tools required to conduct high quality case study research that is grounded in their own therapy practice or training. Drawing on real-life cases at the heart of counselling and psychotherapy practice, John McLeod makes complex debates and concepts engaging and accessible for the trainees and practitioners at all levels, and from all theoretical orientations. Key topics covered in the book include: - the role of case studies in the development of theory, practice and policy in counselling and psychotherapy - strategies for responding to moral and ethical issues in therapy case study research - practical tools for collecting case data - 'how-to-do-it' guides for carrying out different types of case study - team-based case study research for practitioners and students - questions, issues and challenges that may have been raised for readers through their study. Concrete examples, points for reflection and discussion, and recommendations for further reading will enable readers to use the book as a basis for carrying out their own case investigation. All trainees in counselling, psychotherapy and clinical psychology are required to complete case reports, and this is the only textbook to cover the topic in real depth. The book will also be valuable to people who intend to use existing case studies to inform their practice, and it will help experienced practitioners to generate publishable case reports.

An Introduction to the Therapeutic Relationship in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Stephen Paul,Divine Charura

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473908701

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 1474

The therapeutic relationship is considered to be the most significant factor in achieving positive therapeutic change. As such, it is essential that trainee and practising therapists are able to facilitate a strong working alliance with each of their clients. This book will help them do just that, by offering a practical and evidence-based guide to all aspects of the therapeutic relationship in counselling and psychotherapy. Cross-modal in its approach, this book examines the issues impacting on the therapeutic relationship true to all models of practice. Content covered includes: - The history of the therapeutic relationship - The place of the therapeutic relationship in a range of therapy settings, including IAPT - Concepts and practical skills essential for establishing and maintaining a successful working alliance - The application of the therapeutic relationship to a variety of professional roles in health and social care - Practice issues including potential challenges to the therapeutic relationship, working with diversity and personal and professional development - Research and new developments Using examples, points for reflection and chapter aims and summaries to help consolidate learning, the authors break down the complex and often daunting topic of the therapeutic relationship, making this essential reading for trainee and practising therapists, as well as those working in a wider range of health, social care and helping relationships.

Doing Counselling Research

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780803978034

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 8403

`This is a book I would recommend to any course which deals with research... up to date and sophisticated, a good guide for the student' - Self & Society `For "counselling" read "counselling and psychotherapy"! This excellent book helps fill a gap in the basic literature and is long overdue... in a clear, very readable way, it introduces counsellors and therapists to the basic relevant methods and approaches to research... This book is highly recommended' - Changes Written specifically for trainee and practising counsellors, this is the first practical, all-encompassing introduction to the strategies employed in counselling and psychotherapy research. Taking an i

Doing Counselling Research

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761941088

Category: Psychology

Page: 227

View: 5879

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Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

An Introduction for Students and Practitioners

Author: Chris Barker,Nancy Pistrang,Robert Elliott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118773195

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

View: 8836

Fully updated to reflect the latest developments, the third editionof Research Methods In Clinical Psychology offers acomprehensive introduction to the various methods, approaches, andstrategies for conducting research in the clinical psychologyfield. Represents the most accessible, user-friendly introduction toconducting and evaluating research for clinical psychologists andrelated professionals Ideal for students and practitioners who wish to conduct theirown research or gain a better understanding of publishedresearch Addresses important issues such as philosophical underpinningsof various methodologies, along with socio-political issues thatarise in clinical and community settings Step-by-step guidance through all phases of a clinicalpsychology research project—from initial concept andgroundwork, through to measurement, design, analysis, andinterpretation Updates to this edition include new or expanded coverage ofsuch topics as systematic review and literature searchingmethods, modern psychometric methods, guidance on choosing betweendifferent qualitative approaches, and conducting psychologicalresearch via the Internet

Practitioner Research in Counselling

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446234556

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 8593

`This is a practical guide to carrying out research in counselling and the helping professions generally. It covers all major aspects of research and guides the reader through the essential processes involved, from setting up and conducting a study, to analyzing data and evaluating findings' - New Therapist This practical, informative and encouraging guide to doing research in counselling and the helping professions generally has been written with practitioners firmly in mind. The book is a comprehensive yet accessible introduction which covers all major aspects of research and guides the reader through the essential processes involved, from setting up and conducting a study, to analyzing data and evaluating findings. In addition, the author provides guidelines for accessing research information and resources. With an emphasis on the acquisition of research skills and their practical application to counselling issues, Practitioner Research in Counselling shows how research can be used in a meaningful way by all practitioners.

Doing Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781446201398

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 3171

From leading researcher and bestselling author, John McLeod, this full revised and updated edition of Doing Counselling Research remains the most accessible, 'how to' guide to undertaking a successful research project. As an introduction to the basic principles of research theory and practice, this new edition includes: " New content on IPA, discourse analysis and narrative research " New chapters on doing case study research and outcome studies " A guide to doing research into the client's experience " New information on doing research into counselling skills, embedded counselling and counsellor training " Updated details on the requirements of ethics committees " A guide to publishing and disseminating your research findings " All you need to know about statistics Supported by many case examples, therapeutic dialogue and points for reflection, this highly practical and accessible guide throws a lifebelt to any counselling trainee or practitioner learning about the research process for the first time.

Counselling Psychology

A Textbook for Study and Practice

Author: David Murphy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119106869

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

View: 6493

Published on behalf by the British Psychological Society.

The Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Handbook

Author: Andreas Vossler,Naomi Moller

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147390868X

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 1371

Research is a vital and often daunting component of many counselling and psychotherapy courses. As well as completing their own research projects, trainees across modalities must understand the research in the field – what it tells them and how to do it. Breaking down this seemingly mountainous task into easy to swallow pieces, this book will navigate your students through each stage of the research process, from choosing a research question, through the pros and cons of different methods, to data analysis and writing up their findings. Written by leading contributors from the field including John McLeod, Mick Cooper and Tim Bond, each chapter features points for reflection, engaging activities and suggestions for further reading, helping students to engage with all aspects of research. An original graphic narrative runs throughout the book, bringing this complex topic to life in a unique way. Whether embarking on research for the first time or already a little familiar with research and research methods, this unique guide is something counselling and psychotherapy students will turn to continually throughout their research projects.

Doing Practice-based Research in Therapy

A Reflexive Approach

Author: Sofie Bager-Charleson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446297780

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 216

View: 5553

Learning how to use critical self-reflection creatively when practising therapy is an important component of training. This level of self-awareness is, however, often neglected in research, despite the centrality of the researcher to their work. Doing Practice-based Research in Therapy: A Reflexive Approach makes the vital link between practical research skills and self-awareness, critical reflection and personal development in practice-based research. Starting with a clear introduction to the theory, practice and debates surrounding this type of research, the book then guides the reader step-by-step through the practicalities of the research process, encouraging them to reflect upon and evaluate their practice at each stage. The book: - incorporates case studies throughout to illustrate different methodological approaches - uses real life examples from students conducting practice-based psychotherapy research - includes exercises, chapter objectives, end-of-chapter questions and suggestions for further reading to help consolidate learning - encourages ongoing personal development by introducing personal development planning (PDP) and lifelong learning in the field of research. By demystifying the reflexive approach, this highly practical guide ensures that trainees and qualified therapists get the most, both professionally and personally, from their practice-based research.

Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy

The Essential Guide

Author: Stephen Palmer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761955443

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 6575

Stephen Palmer is joint award winner of the Annual Counselling Psychology Award for outstanding professional and scientific contribution to Counselling Psychology in Britain for 2000. `An Introductory Text that applies a down-to-earth approach to a diversity of 23 therapeutic approaches within couselling and psychotherapy, it was actually a pleasure conducting the review and having to read over the oulined models....It is a definate entry for counselling training courses and will offer pleanty of ideas for those teaching as well as training. It is fun to read and offers numerous ideas of how to put into place counselling techniques' -Counselling Psychology Review This essential guide t

Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Darren Langdridge

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446292096

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 773

'Scholarly yet accessible, required reading for students of existential psychotherapy.' Tim Le Bon is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, life coach, philosophical counsellor and author of Wise Therapy This contemporary introduction provides a comprehensive survey of past and present existential ideas, philosophers and practice. Darren Langdridge makes existential therapy accessible through clear language, numerous case studies, chapter summaries, activities and further reading lists. The three parts cover all the key areas taught on existential therapy courses, from the fundamental theory of - and key figures in - the approach, to its application in practice. The final section advances theory and practice by exploring contemporary cross-cutting issues in existential therapy, including the role of research, power, politics, and language. Trainees to existential therapy will find in this book a comprehensive, practical overview of the key areas of theory and practice, while more experienced trainees and practitioners will gain insights into contemporary developments in existential therapy today. Dr Darren Langdridge is Head of the Department of Psychology at The Open University, Honorary Professor of Psychology at Aalborg University, Denmark and a UKCP accredited existential psychotherapist.

Narrative and psychotherapy

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 180

View: 2824

The core of psychotherapy can be seen as a process in which the client comes to tell, and then re-author, an individual life-story or personal narrative. The author of this book argues that all therapies are, therefore, narrative therapies, and that the counselling experience can be understood in terms of telling and re-telling stories. If the story is not heard, then the therapist and the client are deprived of the most effective and mutually involving mode of discourse open to them. Taking a narrative approach also requires thinking about the nature of truth, the concept of the person, the relationship between therapist and client, and the knowledge base of psychotherapy. John McLeod examines the role and significance of stories in psychotherapy from within a broad-based cultural and theoretical framework, drawing on research from psychology, anthropology and sociolinguistics, while fully integrating previous theory and research. The text is illustrated throughout with case vignettes and excerpts from therapy transcripts. At the cutting edge of developments in counselling and psychotherapy theory, research and practice, this book is relevant to a 'therapy' which encompasses not only counselling and psychotherapy, but also important aspects of social and community work, self-help and psychiatry. Narrative and Psychotherapy will be of particular value to students and practitioners in psychotherapy, clinical psychology and family therapy, as well as social scientists interested in narrative.

A Short Introduction to Counselling Psychology

Author: Vanja Orlans,Susan Van Scoyoc

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 1446241114

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

View: 5042

"Covering key issues in the development of counselling psychology, this text is ideal for psychologists considering entering counselling psychology training or those who have already started on this path" Stephen Palmer, Professor of Psychology, City University. "This book provides a thorough yet accessible introduction to counselling psychology. Written in a highly engaging manner, this timely publication will undoubtedly provide an invaluable resource to all that read it" Ewan Gillon, Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University A Short Introduction to Counselling Psychology brings together a wide range of information on the theory and practice of counselling psychology, written through the lens of direct practitioner experience and incorporating a global perspective. The authors offer views on cutting-edge issues in counselling psychology, discussing: - the social and historical context - philosophical considerations - the professional knowledge base - training requirements and paths, careers and practice - the tasks, challenges and debates that practitioners deal with in different settings. This accessible introduction is of special interest to students considering a career in counselling psychology, and to professionals involved in the training and supervision of counselling psychologists. As both an up-to-date review of professional developments in relation to the field of counselling psychology and also more broadly, senior practitioners should welcome this resource as a reference covering all aspects of the present professional setting.

Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy

The Facts are Friendly

Author: Mick Cooper

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446242650

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 9064

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, practitioners and researchers with a comprehensive introduction to the latest findings in the field. The book sets out in a jargon-free way the evidence for the effectiveness of therapy and the factors associated with positive therapeutic outcomes. It gives suggestions for further reading, definitions of key terms and questions for discussion, making this an ideal text for use in training. The book is also designed for practitioners who increasingly need to justify their therapeutic work on empirical grounds. Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy gives them the knowledge and confidence to do just that. More than that, it makes research findings accessible and provides information on how to practice counselling and psychotherapy in an effective way. Watch Mick Cooper talking about this book on YouTube: To view the Part 1 - Click Here To view the Part 2 - Click Here To view the Part 3 - Click Here