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Are you interested in the field of counselling and psychotherapy or just starting out in your training? Trying to get to grips with the many different approaches and decide which are right for you? This book can help! An ideal introductory text that assumes no prior knowledge, leading authors in the field provide overviews of 26 counselling and psychotherapy approaches in accessible, jargon-free terms. Each approach is discussed using the same framework to enable easy comparison and evaluation, covering: • Development of the Therapy • Theory and Basic Concepts • Practice • Which Clients Benefit Most? • Case study Four further chapters offer an insight into the therapeutic relationship, working with diversity, professional issues, and research, while resources such as suggested reading, discussion issues, appendices of further information and a ...

Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Terry HanleyLaura Anne Winter
Introduction

This chapter reflects on research in counselling and psychotherapy and provides an introduction to a number of issues professionals in these fields may encounter when engaging with research. To begin, we discuss the development of research looking at counselling and psychotherapy, and consider both what research is and why it is done in this area, and who this may be done for. We briefly introduce a number of core methodological approaches and reflect on potential ethical considerations as well as considering the question ‘has research demonstrated the effectiveness of counselling and psychotherapy?’

Development of Research Into Counselling and Psychotherapy

Throughout the history of counselling and psychotherapy literature the importance of systematically reflecting upon the ...

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