Many counselling courses have a strong research element built into the modules and students are expected to gain a thorough understanding of research issues early on in their studies. This accessible and practical textbook will demystify research and make it relevant to counselling practice. There are sections on linking clinical practice to research, developing 'curiosity' and engaging with the data. The book uses clinical practice as a basis for understanding research, and makes connections between the activity of therapy and the research process.
Graham Bright was a lecturer in counselling at Darlington College and is now a Senior Lecturer in Education at York St John University. His academic interests relate to youth and community work, social policy, social inclusion, the voluntary sector, qualitative methodologies and the interface between personal biographies, vocation, formation and professional identities in the children and young people's workforce. Gill Harrison is a lecturer in counselling at Redcar and Cleveland College and teaches on the Counselling Foundation Degree.
Why Research? Linking Research to Clinical Practice: Therapists as Researchers Evidence-Based Practice and Practice-Based Evidence Switching on Your Curiosity: Developing Research Ideas Making Sense of 'Ologies' Getting to Grips with Research What Others Have Said: Doing A Literature Review Making it Happen: Applying Research Methods How Was It For You?