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.

Making an Impact
Making an impact
Simon du Plock

Simon du Plock writes about the impact of research and discusses some of the ways of communicating our research findings with the outside world.

  • Doctoral research journeys
  • PhD thesis
  • Professional doctorates
  • Products
  • Stakeholder
  • Existential crisis
  • Passionate engagement
  • Outcome
  • Demonstrating impact
  • Systematic inquiry
  • Change
  • Reflexive evaluation
  • Pluralism
  • Bibliotherapy

Impact: The force or action of one object hitting another; a powerful effect which something, especially something new, has on a situation or person.

(Definition of ‘impact’ (noun), Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary and Thesaurus)

Discussion of doctoral level research in the arts and the humanities has rarely included significant focus on how research findings will be communicated to the world beyond the university, and dissemination is often given scant attention in the traditional PhD thesis. PhD candidates tend to include some brief indications of the further research ...

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