The Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Handbook

The Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Handbook


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ISBN-13: 9781446255278
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/03/2014
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.32(w) x 9.13(h) x (d)

About the Author

Andreas Vossler is Director of the Foundation Degree in Counselling and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Open University. He is also a systemic trained couple and family psychotherapist. His current research activities focus on therapeutic work with couples and families, infidelity, Internet infidelity, and counselling and psychotherapy. Andreas is co-editor of the Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Handbook (2014) and Understanding Counselling and Psychotherapy (2010; both Sage). He has authored three textbooks and published 17 book chapters and 19 articles in peer-reviewed papers on topics related to counselling and psychotherapy (family therapy, infidelity, online counselling, health psychology, psychiatry) and research methods. Andreas is on the editorial board of Counselling Psychology Quarterly and Forum Community-Psychology.

Naomi Moller is Associate Head of Department in the Department of Social Science at the University of the West of England, Bristol. A counselling psychologist by training, Naomi is also a trainer on UWE’s counselling psychology and counselling programmes. Her primary research interests are in the areas of psychotherapy research and training, with a special interest in diversity and attachment. She has published various journal articles, is a reviewer for several psychotherapy journals and is a member of the Editorial board of BACP’s Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal. Naomi has a deep belief in the value of research for counseling and psychotherapy practice.

Table of Contents

Setting the scene – Why research matters - Andreas Vossler, Naomi Moller & Mick Cooper
Attitudes to and perceptions of research - Andreas Vossler & Naomi Moller
Beginning the research journey
Choosing a research question - Elaine Kasket
How to read and understand research - Elena Gil-Rodiguez
Doing a literature review - Meg Barker
Introduction to research methodology - Ladislav Timulak
Planning your research: Design, method and sample - Terry Hanley, Clodagh Jordan & Kasia Wilk
Ethical considerations - Tim Bond
Writing a research proposal - Mark Donati
Methodologies and methods for doing research
Quantitative methods - Elspeth Twigg
How to use t-tests to explore pre-post change - Elspeth Twigg & Paul Redford
Qualitative methods - Linda Finlay
How to use thematic analysis with interview data - Virginia Braun, Victoria Clarke & Nicola Rance
Case studies methodologies - Julia Mc Leod, Mhairi Thurston & John Mc Leod
How to use case study methodology with single client therapy data - Mhairi Thurston, Julia Mc Leod & John Mc Leod
Completing the research journey
Dissemination of research - Andrew Reeves
Student top tips - Brian Sreenan, Harriet Smith & Charles Frost
Next steps – Building on and using research in training and practice - Peter Stratton, Naomi Moller & Andreas Vossler

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