`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.

Instruments Used in Psychotherapy and Counselling Process Research

Instruments used in psychotherapy and counselling process research

In Chapter 1, I presented some of the instruments used for measuring psychotherapy outcome. Many of these instruments are not unknown to practising clinicians as they are used in routine practice either for the assessment or for the monitoring of treatment outcome. Psychotherapy process measuring instruments are less well known as they are typically not very useful for everyday practice (but there are exceptions such as the Core Conflictual Relationship Theme Method; Luborsky & Crits-Christoph, 1998).

Lambert and Hill (1994) classify psychotherapy process research instruments with regard to whether they use the client's view of the process, the therapist's view of the process or the expert's or trained observer's view of ...

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