Key need 1 Learning how to creatively and effectively use oneself in the treatment process is an important component of most forms of therapy training. This level of self-awareness is, however, often neglected in research, despite the centrality of the researcher to their work.

Reflexivity as Mutual Collaboration
Reflexivity as mutual collaboration

This chapter concerns collaborative research. It asks who is being heard, and why? We look at real-life examples of co-operative inquiry into school-based therapy in socially deprived areas and the role of black issues in counselling training. The chapter includes examples of how to invite and run co-operative inquiry groups.

  • Action research
  • Co-operative inquiry
  • Reflexive response
  • Inconcludability
  • Power
  • Pluralistic approach
  • Grounded theory

This chapter revolves around research that emphasises the value of a collaborative problem formulation and search process. The researcher raises questions about who is being heard, and why, and incorporates this interest in meaning-making processes throughout the study (Figure 13.1).

In this final chapter about reflexive approaches, evaluation is a particularly pronounced theme. We will look at two different attempts to evaluate a practice: ...

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