`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.
Chapter 13: Research on the Context of Psychotherapy and Counselling
Research on the Context of Psychotherapy and Counselling
Besides outcome and process research, in research in psychotherapy and counselling there are a number of studies which can be assigned to neither outcome nor process studies. Usually this kind of research focuses on the context of psychotherapy and counselling. We will now look at some examples of the areas pertinent to therapy that are being studied and what issues are being explored.
Studying the Utilization of Psychotherapy and Counselling
It is certainly interesting to know some facts about how psychotherapy is conducted in everyday practice. Studies mapping patterns of mental health utilization, types of service available, professionals offering psychological therapy and counselling as well as the type of clients attending therapy ...