Research is a vital and often daunting component of many counselling and psychotherapy courses. As well as completing their own research projects, trainees across modalities must understand the research in the field – what it tells them and how to do it. Breaking down this seemingly mountainous task into easy to swallow pieces, this book will navigate your students through each stage of the research process, from choosing a research question, through the pros and cons of different methods, to data analysis and writing up their findings. Written by leading contributors from the field including John McLeod, Mick Cooper and Tim Bond, each chapter features points for reflection, engaging activities and suggestions for further reading, helping students to engage with all aspects of research. An original graphic narrative runs throughout the book, bringing this complex topic to life in a unique way. Whether embarking on research for the first time or already a little familiar with research and research methods, this unique guide is something counselling and psychotherapy students will turn to continually throughout their research projects.

How to use case study methodology with single client therapy data

How to use case study methodology with single client therapy data
How to use case study methodology with single client therapy data
Mhairi ThurstonJulia McLeodJohn McLeod(all University of Abertay, Dundee)
Introduction

A significant development in the field of counselling and psychotherapy research has been a resurgence of interest in the use of case study methods. This initiative has been made possible by the identification of a set of methodological principles designed to maximise the rigour and credibility of this form of inquiry (see Chapter 14, and McLeod, 2010b). One of the key ideas within this set of principles has been the concept of ‘adjudication’. Therapy case study researchers have looked to the operation of the legal system for a model of how to arrive at reasoned conclusions ...

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