`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 7: Client and Therapist Characteristics and the Effect of Psychotherapy
Client and Therapist Characteristics and the Effect of Psychotherapy
The outcome of psychotherapy is often studied in the context of variables, predictors, moderators, or mediators, affecting it. The most obvious variables to study are client and therapist characteristics and their relationship to the outcome of therapy. This type of research is often done through post hoc analysis of the data from RCTs. However, some studies, mostly correlational, specifically look at client and therapist variables influencing the outcome of therapy.
Client and therapist variables studied for their influence on the outcome of psychotherapy are relatively stable characteristics present in the client and therapist prior to entering therapy. It is important to clarify this definition as characteristics that manifest themselves ...