The Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Handbook
- Andreas Vossler - The Open University
- Naomi Moller - Open University, UK
Counselling Research Methods | Counselling and Psychotherapy (General)
Research is a vital and often daunting component of many counselling and psychotherapy courses. As well as completing their own research projects, trainees across modalities must understand the research in the field – what it tells them and how to do it.
Breaking down this seemingly mountainous task into easy to swallow pieces, this book will navigate your students through each stage of the research process, from choosing a research question, through the pros and cons of different methods, to data analysis and writing up their findings.
Written by leading contributors from the field including John McLeod, Mick Cooper and Tim Bond, each chapter features points for reflection, engaging activities and suggestions for further reading, helping students to engage with all aspects of research. An original graphic narrative runs throughout the book, bringing this complex topic to life in a unique way.
Whether embarking on research for the first time or already a little familiar with research and research methods, this unique guide is something counselling and psychotherapy students will turn to continually throughout their research projects.
This book is exactly what I need to oversee a Research Methods module for Psychotherapy and Counselling students, and a dissertation project module for Psychotherapy and Counselling students. It contains chapters on the key topics for the modules, and it is pitched at the right level. It contains the key points I want students to engage with, and these points are explained simply, clearly, and concisely. The "activity" sections of chapters include helpful ideas for seminar discussions. I highly recommend this book.
A useful and wide-ranging textbook which will supplement the teaching we do on research
This book is general book in research method and not especially Counseling.
Appropriate reading for students starting out in counselling research.
The book contains several chapters dealing with practical research skills, and as such will be a good complement to other, more theoretical textbooks.
This is a valuable resource for first time researchers or those wanting to understand the world of counselling research. It is friendly, accessible and clear. CPCAB will recommend it to tutors and learners on level 4 and level 5 diplomas.
This will serve students in the research and dissertation modules as a good source
An excellent book - demystifying and making accessible the tasks and stages of research. Readable and well organised, the text is a must read for those needing support or guidance I this area.
A very good book, and already proving helpful for my students
easy to navigate and read
Sample Materials & Chapters
Ch. 1 - Setting the Scene: Why Research Matters