" In many ways, this book is a remarkable achievement. Mick Cooper succeeds admirably in his principle aim of providing "a user-friendly introduction to research findings in therapy" and also in his further aim of writing a book which is "accessible to all and oriented towards practice" .He has done a phenomenal job in reviewing vast amounts of material which he has digested and integrated in an attempt to answer various questions which researchers have asked, and he has drawn out the "implications for practice".
Easier to digest than a large box of chocolates.
A recommended book for critical arguemnts in reasearch
I would recommend this book to any students who wish to inform themselves about the research outcomes of studies to date in various area of psychotherapy.
The book discusses different approaches to psychotherapy and then summarises the research to date to support or discount the effectiveness of the approach. i would recommend it as a good starting point for anyone wish to update themselves on the latest research finding in the area of psycho therapeutic approaches and interventions.
all the research you need for this course
User-friendly and accessible for counselling students and professionals alike.
Best text I have reviewed for the topic. Explains complex concepts in accessible ways. Thank you!
It is an important book for demonstrating to counselling students the value of research to the practice of counselling and psychotherapy. However, it is not a core text, but additional reading.
Relates the theory of research to practice in a user-friendly way. A very valuable text.
An introduction to research in the field of therapy, which is accessible and easy to read. This book brings the research to life, making fascinating and engaging reading of the findings. It is well-structured with key points for each chapter, sub-sections and explanations, which expand on key areas. This book challenges myths and misconceptions about counselling and offers readers the potential to develop their own practice.
This is a really useful book for the counselling and clinical psychology trainees I teach and supervise. It is a concise and readable summary of the research on outcome and process in counselling/therapy and the issues involved in researching counselling/therapy. It takes a broad view of the different approaches to counselling/therapy and ways of gathering data/evidence.
Would also be useful for some therapy/counselling clients.
Recommended reading regarding how various factors involved in the therapeutic relationship, the client and the therapist affect the outcomes of therapy. Very useful to illustrate these learning outcomes
This book is thorough and comprehensive, allowing a real insight into the field of counselling research - something which is not easy to do! The author is passionate, and knowledgeable, offering case studies and even a glossary of terms to help the reader every step of the way. This is an essential read for anyone involved or interested in counselling research!
This is a really useful book and it is now on the recommended reading list.
Love the concise summaries at the end of each chapter, clearly written and avoids jargon.
This text is very suited for our year three Research Methods module. I have recommended it to our programme leader.
This really is 'essential' reading for anyone considering practitioner research, MPhil, PhD or DClinPsy as a beginning point for informing their own research design and questions.
This book places research firmly in the arena of informing practice. This offers the reader a direct motivation to consider the research in relation to their own client relationships. An insightful and practical text for both students and practitioners.
i found this very student friendly, easy to read and constantly engaged
I really like this book and would like my students to have it but feel as though I have to prioritise other texts before this one to provide the best pedagogical sequence for them. I am pleased I have this book myself. I would particularly recommend this book for those coming to do a top up course e.g., one year masters degree.