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Research in Psychotherapy and Counselling

Research in Psychotherapy and Counselling

December 2008 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"Timulak's aims, to clarify research and its value for practice, and to alert people to its 'limitations and potential misuse', have certainly been achieved. This book deserves a place in every professional library and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in understanding more about research" -

Therapy Today, May 2009

'An authoritative text, providing a first-rate outline of the specific methods that counselling and psychotherapy researchers use, and illustrated through a wealth of examples' - Professor Mick Cooper, Senior Lecturer in Counselling, University of Strathclyde

'The content is comprehensive and covers the full range of knowledge and information that a trainee psychologist/psychotherapy researcher would want to have… It offers a general overview of psychotherapy research methods and their logic which is not duplicated in any book that I know of' - Georgia Lepper, Senior Lecturer in Psychotherapy, University of Kent

Research in Psychotherapy and Counselling is a guide to methods used in studying the outcomes and processes of therapy. Introducing a range of methodologies which are used internationally, the author describes different research designs and illustrates them through examples of actual studies. Presenting the findings from key studies, he clearly demonstrates the usefulness of the research in therapeutic practice.

Research in Psychotherapy and Counselling is ideal for researchers and for students on courses in counselling, psychotherapy, clinical and counselling psychology and psychiatry.

Ladislav Timulak is course director of the MSc in Counselling Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin. He previously worked at the University of Trnava, Slovakia, and has extensive practical experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, as well as experience in conducting psychotherapy training.

Instruments Used for Measuring Psychotherapy and Counselling Outcome
Randomized Control Trials (RCTs)
Alternatives to Randomized Control Trials
Meta-Analysis and Systematic Reviews
Empirically Supported Treatments
Dose-Effect Research
Client and Therapist Characteristics and the Effect of Psychotherapy
Instruments Used in Psychotherapy and Counselling Process Research Instruments
Some Methodological Problems of Researching Therapy Process
Process-Outcome Research
Descriptive Investigation of Therapeutic Process
Testing Theories of Therapeutic Change and Therapeutic Mechanisms
Research on the Context of Psychotherapy and Counselling
Research and Practice Link

This is an informative and well written book. It looks at outcome research in a clear, concise and readable way for a student or other academic audience.

Dr Liz Coldridge
School of Nursing, Salford University
August 8, 2012

A good introduction to the subject

Ms Megan Edwards
Health Sciences, University of York
September 16, 2011

clear well-structured, well-organised text. language not always so fluent. recommending as an additional text for research training courses.

Mr Seamus Prior
School of Health, Edinburgh University
March 14, 2011

An excellent overview text for students unfamiliar with research methods used in counselling and psychotherapy. This book is useful for students in assisting them in overcoming fear created by lack of exposure to research methods and in helping them make appropriate choices for their own research.

Mrs Madi Ruby
professional studies, Walford and North Shropshire College
November 14, 2010

This is an excellent book that I am STRONGLY recommending to the doctoral level students on my course.

Dr Stephen Goss
Metanoia Institute, Centre for Practice Based Research, Middlesex University
October 1, 2010

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