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Introducing Counselling and Psychotherapy Research
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Introducing Counselling and Psychotherapy Research

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December 2012 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'An unusually thoughtful, methodical, engaging text tackling essential research issues in an accessible and attractive way' - Colin Feltham Emeritus Professor of Critical Counselling Studies, Sheffield Hallam University.

Introducing Counselling and Psychotherapy Research provides an accessible yet thorough overview of the place that research has in the world of therapy. It introduces the reader to the language of research and helps students to identify themselves as researchers by supporting the development of their research literacy and awareness. Structured around common training topics, the book provides:

- consideration of what research is and why people do it

- discussion of key issues that individuals should consider before embarking on a research project

- an informed overview of common research methodologies and methods

- a reflection upon the need to place ethical mindfulness at the fore of any research project

- advice and information on what you can do with your research once it's complete.

This practical book demystifies research through a model of collaborative and experiential learning, with training exercises, student reflections, further reading, guidance on how to complete a thesis or dissertation, study skills and tips on how to use research supervision and dissemination.

Terry Hanley, Clare Lennie and William West work as directors and lecturers on the Counselling and Counselling Psychology programmes at the University of Manchester.

 
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

User friendly and readable. A great resource.

Mrs Margaret Rock
Counselling (Lancaster), University of Cumbria
May 8, 2013

I will be recommending this is an accessible introductory text for new master's students starting their research projects

Dr Alistair Ross
Continuing Education, University of Oxford
March 13, 2013
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