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This is a ground breaking book for counsellors and psychotherapists working with children and young people. The contributors acknowledge the scepticism of many practitioners in relation to adopting an “evidence based approach” and each chapter is likely to provoke debate and discussion. For me the power of this book lies in the way the authors employ their own self-reflexivity to model an approach to evidence-based practice, and suggest ways their readers might set about finding and examining evidence themselves.
This book is the 'go-to' resource for all those involved in supporting young people.
With contributions from a range of experts, the text offers specific therapeutic guidance for working effectively with children and young people with mental health problems, drawing on the latest research evidence.
Essential Research Findings in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy makes an invaluable contribution to research-informed practice with younger clients. Written by some of the leading figures in the field, it provides practitioners with an authoritative and accessible overview of up-to-date scientific knowledge.
There are two strongly held narratives around today about what makes for a good counsellor or psychotherapist: the narrative of ‘clinical experience’ verses the narrative of ‘research evidence’. This book skillfully brings these two narratives together into a coherent and complementary whole.
Essential Research Findings in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy is extremely important reading for child psychotherapists who are interested in the latest research, as well as for those who would like to be better informed but have tended to find the area of research daunting and arduous to digest. Rather than being purely about research, this book acts as a guide to understanding research evidence and how to use it to reflect on one's own practice to become a better therapist. I would strongly recommend this reading to all Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists
This book is extremely well thought-out and is a must-have for those working with children and young people.
This is a practitioner-friendly text that arms counsellors with knowledge on how their ways of working are, or can be, underpinned by research findings.
I really enjoyed this book. I think it’s well written, informative and interesting. It will appeal to students and experienced practitioners alike – we all need to participate in applying research findings to our practice and in becoming, as the editors suggest, ‘research inspired’.
Evidence based book that is useful for both students and practitioners.
A really useful addition to the Essential Research Findings series. It both collates and critiques the evidence and stimulates debate and further research.
A very comprehensive account of professional practice and reflective practice. Very useful for Access to Social Science students intending to study psychology, sociology or mental health in Higher Education. Very useful and easy to read.