`With the increasing emphasis on conducting research that makes a difference to governmental and other policy organisations, it seems likely that the kinds of methodologies introduced by Timulak will be of growing interest to researchers. In this respect, the book will be at the cutting edge of developments in counselling and psychotherapy research' - Professor Mick Cooper, University of Strathclyde Doing Research in Counselling & Psychotherapy 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.Doing Research in Counselling & Psychotherapy 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 research and training.
Psychotherapy and counselling research is one of the areas that contributes to the development of psychotherapy and counselling.1 Psychotherapy and counselling research is interesting in that it is not in a laboratory that it is first conducted before it is brought to practice; instead it is practice itself that informs what should be studied (McLeod, 2003). Apart from direct research, psychotherapy and counselling also benefit from basic research in psychology and related areas. Counselling and psychotherapy are also informed by related scientific disciplines, such as philosophy and other human and social sciences and medical, biological and interdisciplinary sciences such as neuro-science (Grawe, 2007). Counselling and psychotherapy are to a great extent also formed by practitioners' clinical experience of working with clients, as well as ...