Many counselling and psychotherapy researchers are suspicious of the pronouncements of practitioners because they are not backed up by research. Similarly, practitioners tend to ignore research findings because they consider that they have little relevance to their clinical practice.

This book bridges the gap that currently exists between research and practice in counselling and psychotherapy by providing detailed clinical examples of the practical relevance of research. It brings together contributions from leading British and American psychotherapy researchers, who describe their research programmes and explore how their findings can substantially inform therapeutic practice. The book calls for the close integration of research, skills training and supervised clinical practice on training courses.

Clients' Perceptual Processing: An Integration of Research and Practice

Clients' Perceptual Processing: An Integration of Research and Practice

Clients' perceptual processing: An integration of research and practice
Shaké G.Toukmanian

In the last two decades, there has been an unprecedented growth in the sophistication of research concerned with the evaluation and understanding of the processes and outcomes of psychotherapy. Recent reviews of this literature (for example, Goldfried, Greenberg & Marmar, 1990; Lambert & Bergin, 1992; Strupp & Howard, 1992) show that diverse research paradigms and quantitative and qualitative research methods and strategies are now being used to examine the efficacy of various systems of psychotherapy for particular kinds of disorders, to discern the unique and common therapeutic ingredients in various therapies, to analyze the processes that mediate client change, and to relate aspects of this change process ...

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