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`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.

The Link between Research and Practice
The link between research and practice

Though the previous chapters have focused mainly on presenting different areas of psychotherapy research, the relevance of different kinds of research to therapeutic practice was often mentioned as well. In this chapter I will try to elaborate on the relevance of psychotherapy research for constantly developing therapeutic practice and I will also discuss some successful examples of using research in informing therapeutic practice. I will specifically present examples of empirically informed therapies from different theoretical approaches.

Outcome Research and Practice

There are several ways in which outcome studies can influence therapeutic practice. For example, they may contribute to the therapist's stability. The therapist who is informed about the effectiveness of an intervention he or she uses ...

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