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Research in Psychotherapy and Counselling


December 2008 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`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.

 
PART 1: PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELLING OUTCOME RESEARCH
 
Instruments Used for Measuring Psychotherapy and Counselling Outcome
 
Randomized Control Trials (RCTs)
 
Alternatives to Randomized Control Trials
 
Meta-Analysis and Systematic Reviews
 
Empirically Supported Treatments
 
Dose-Effect Research
 
Client and Therapist Characteristics and the Effect of Psychotherapy
 
PART 2: PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELLING PROCESS RESEARCH
 
Instruments Used in Psychotherapy and Counselling Process Research Instruments
 
Some Methodological Problems of Researching Therapy Process
 
Process-Outcome Research
 
Descriptive Investigation of Therapeutic Process
 
Testing Theories of Therapeutic Change and Therapeutic Mechanisms
 
PART 3: CONTEXT AND PRACTICE
 
Research on the Context of Psychotherapy and Counselling
 
Research and Practice Link

`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

`The content is comprehensive and covers the full range of knowledge and information that a trainee psychologist/psychotherapy researcher would want to have… It offers a general overview of psychotherapy research methods and their logic which is not duplicated in any book that I know of' - Georgia Lepper, Senior Lecturer in Psychotherapy, University of Kent


This is an informative and well written book. It looks at outcome research in a clear, concise and readable way for a student or other academic audience.

Dr Liz Coldridge
School of Nursing, Salford University
August 8, 2012

A good introduction to the subject

Ms Megan Edwards
Health Sciences, University of York
September 16, 2011

clear well-structured, well-organised text. language not always so fluent. recommending as an additional text for research training courses.

Mr Seamus Prior
School of Health, Edinburgh University
March 14, 2011

An excellent overview text for students unfamiliar with research methods used in counselling and psychotherapy. This book is useful for students in assisting them in overcoming fear created by lack of exposure to research methods and in helping them make appropriate choices for their own research.

Mrs Madi Ruby
professional studies, Walford and North Shropshire College
November 14, 2010

This is an excellent book that I am STRONGLY recommending to the doctoral level students on my course.

Dr Stephen Goss
Metanoia Institute, Centre for Practice Based Research, Middlesex University
October 1, 2010

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