Introducing Counselling and Psychotherapy Research provides an accessible yet thorough overview of the place that research has in the world of therapy. It introduces the reader to the language of research and helps students to identify themselves as researchers by supporting the development of their research literacy and awareness. Structured around common training topics, the book provides:
- consideration of what research is and why people do it
- discussion of key issues that individuals should consider before embarking on a research project
- an informed overview of common research methodologies and methods
- a reflection upon the need to place ethical mindfulness at the fore of any research project
- advice and information on what you can do with your research once it's complete.
This practical book demystifies research through a model of collaborative and experiential learning, with training exercises, student reflections, further reading, guidance on how to complete a thesis or dissertation, study skills and tips on how to use research supervision and dissemination.
Terry Hanley, Clare Lennie and William West work as directors and lecturers on the Counselling and Counselling Psychology programmes at the University of Manchester.