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Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy
The Facts are Friendly

September 2008 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Published in Association with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

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.

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Introduction: The Challenge of Research
The Outcomes of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Does Orientation Matter? The Great Psychotherapy Debate
Client Factors: The Heart and Soul of Therapeutic Change
Therapist Factors: Who Works for What?
Relational Factors: It's the Relationship That Heals… or Is It?
Technique and Practice Factors: Is It What You Do or the Way That You Do It?

A clearly-written text which deals with an important subject area for counsellors in a thorough manner

Mrs Janet Reeves
Adult & Continuing Education, University of Wales - Swansea
February 1, 2011

Excellent book

Ms Alexandra Cross
Psychology , London Metropolitan University
December 15, 2010

A marvellous books that really supports the importance of research in an everday way.

It's application to practice is outstanding; not only does it answer all those questions that have needed an answer it goes that extra step further in supporting the process of deepening an awareness of ones own practice.

Mr Richard Carroll
School of Health , Guildford College of Further and Higher Education
November 1, 2010

Excellent clear book supporting humanisitc approaches in a measured and realistic way.

Ms Trudy Johnston
School of Social work and applied behavioural studies, University of Cumbria
October 26, 2010

A brilliant overview of the common factors that make the difference in counselling and psychotherapy.

Mr Espen Braathen
SeR, Diakonhjemmet University College
October 18, 2010

This is a well written and comprehensive book that the undergraduate students will really be able to get to grips with. It is informative and interesting.

Dr Claire Hart
Psychology, Southampton Solent University
June 1, 2010

This is a fundamentally important text which my students will need to consult on a regular basis.

Mr Gerald Willmore
Health and Social Care, Bromley College of FE & HE
April 27, 2010

Excellent summary of the field.

Sheila Brennan
Counselor Education , University wales Newport
April 19, 2010

This book gives our postgraduate Certficate in Counselling Skills students some excellent research to dig into. These are students who, on the whole, want to progress to Diploma level so opening them up to the research at this stage is really important. There is lots of white space in the book, giving the reader space to think. Mick Cooper writes in a way that invites reflection from the reader. It is comprehensive and credible and the recommended reading sections give readers somewhere to go afterwards. Excellent!

Mrs Andrea Rippon
Centre for Continuing Education, East Anglia University
March 6, 2010

This is a highly readable text which covers the range of content, process and outcome studies relevant to various schools of counselling and psychotherapy. The author is to be congratulated on his economy of style and his skill at maintaining a clinical focus. Very engaging to practising clinicians.

Mr Paul Buckley
Nursing , Bradford University
December 6, 2009

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