Introducing Counselling and Psychotherapy Research

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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. Introducing Counselling & Psychotherapy Research introduces research through a model of collaborative and experiential learning, with training exercises, student reflections, further reading, ...
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Overview

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. 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.
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Jo Pybis
This is an engaging, useful and readable introduction to undertaking research in counselling and psychotherapy...The constant yet subtle introduction of key concepts throughout the text make this a great introduction for those wishing to understand more about why research is important in this field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847872487
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/11/2013
  • Pages: 173
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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.
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Table of Contents

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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