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Doing Practice-based Research in Therapy

Doing Practice-based Research in Therapy
A Reflexive Approach

January 2014 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Learning how to use critical self-reflection creatively when practising therapy is an important component of training. This level of self-awareness is, however, often neglected in research, despite the centrality of the researcher to their work.  

Doing Practice-based Research in Therapy: A Reflexive Approach makes the vital link between practical research skills and self-awareness, critical reflection and personal development in practice-based research. Starting with a clear introduction to the theory, practice and debates surrounding this type of research, the book then guides the reader step-by-step through the practicalities of the research process, encouraging them to reflect upon and evaluate their practice at each stage.

The book:

- incorporates case studies throughout to illustrate different methodological approaches

- uses real life examples from students conducting practice-based psychotherapy research

- includes exercises, chapter objectives, end-of-chapter questions and suggestions for further reading to help consolidate learning

- encourages ongoing personal development by introducing personal development planning (PDP) and lifelong learning in the field of research.

By demystifying the reflexive approach, this highly practical guide ensures that trainees and qualified therapists get the most, both professionally and personally, from their practice-based research.

Real-life research
Personal Development
A cross-disciplinary and multi-method approach of multilingualism in psychotherapy, by Jean-Marc Dewaele & Beverley Costa
What is evidence-based research?
Formulating the research question
Doing Your Literature Review, by Simon du Plock
Considering Ethics
The researcher as a person
Epistemology and methodology,
What is reflexivity?
Reflexivity on introspection
Reflexivity as intersubjective reflection
Reflexivity as mutual collaboration
Making an Impact, by Simon du Plock
Concluding remarks

This book has proved to be a very good resource for our students who are following CAMS

Ms Wendy Bateman
Health & Social Science, Bolton University
March 26, 2014

A great addition to the growing literature on counselling research; supporting the profession as it gets to grips with the need for evidence-based practice.

Mr John Marsden
Law, Justice and Community Studies, University Centre at Blackburn College
February 5, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: Real-life Research

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