`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 process research is an extremely broad area of research. It looks at what actually happens behind the therapist's door from different angles. In the previous pages we briefly scanned different types of psychotherapy and counselling process research. What can be said about it as a summary?
- Process research is characterized by a great variety of often original methodological approaches This type of research is often innovative, providing new perspectives on what is happening in therapy. As the process of therapy is very complex, researching it provides a challenge that needs to be addressed by the use of sophisticated methodological approaches. To keep process research meaningful, researchers must combine scientific rigour and practical relevance. In the previous pages, I have tried to show that this ...