Introducing the language of research in counselling & 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 counselling. 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. Terry Hanley, William West and Clare Lennie are directors and lecturers on the Counselling Studies programme at the University of Manchester.
William West is a lecturer in Counselling Studies at Manchester University. He currently serves on the Research and Evaluation Committee of the British Association for Counselling, and has written extensively on humanistic therapy, spirituality, supervision and qualitative research.
Introduction 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 Summary
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