Using Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Hardback)John McLeod (author)
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In this book bestselling author John McLeod examines the multiple ways in which research can be used to inform and enhance counselling practice. The author discusses how research impacts on policy and practice, covering research knowledge, values, research awareness and skills. Further chapters cover:Using research to understand the therapy process and outcomes Using research to make sense of other lives Using client feedback to enhance practice Using research to build professional networks and effective organisations.
The book can be used throughout training on counselling, psychotherapy and counselling psychology courses, to support the development of professional competencies and personal development. It will also be valuable reading for both practitioners and researchers.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 15 mm
To meet the crucial need of connecting the worlds of research and practice in psychotherapy, John McLeod's present book, along with his other books on the subject, are a godsend. McLeod is the ideal guide for engagingly integrating the researcher's world of operational rigor, empirical measurement, and theory-testing with the practitioner's world of existentially, emotionally, and narratively engaging with a client's suffering.-- Dan Fishman
In Using Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy, internationally acclaimed researcher Dr. John McLeod guides psychotherapists to consider the vital intersection of research and clinical practice. He introduces readers to multiple inquiry traditions that therapists can utilize not only to investigate their own curiosities about psychotherapy, but to develop a richer understanding of their own and their clients' experiences. By highlighting seminal psychotherapy studies, he permits therapists to gaze into the internal world of their clients and to understand their therapy encounters though fresh eyes. My students are drawn in by his elegant style of writing that renders complex methodological issues accessible and brings to life the intrigue within the research process.-- Heidi Levitt
As a new practitioner-researcher taking my first steps into the world of research, it was McLeod's writing I would turn to for sage advice, guidance and support. As I developed more confidence in my ability to undertake research in my field, it was again McLeod I turned to, helping me to find my way through unclear terminology and complicated method. McLeod's contribution to the developing culture of research in counselling and psychotherapy simply cannot be over-stated. With Using Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy he once again facilities our next steps. Superbly written, as ever insightful, appropriately challenging; a book for everyone involved in delivering and researching counselling and psychotherapy.-- Andrew Reeves
Mcleod is full of ideas, especially for those who share a background in constructivism -- Lorenzo Gios