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Understanding Research in Counselling

Understanding Research in Counselling

October 2013 | 192 pages | Learning Matters
Many counselling courses have a strong research element built into the modules and students are expected to gain a thorough understanding of research issues early on in their studies. This accessible and practical textbook will demystify research and make it relevant to counselling practice. There are sections on linking clinical practice to research, developing 'curiosity' and engaging with the data. The book uses clinical practice as a basis for understanding research, and makes connections between the activity of therapy and the research process.

Why Research?
Linking Research to Clinical Practice: Therapists as Researchers
Evidence-Based Practice and Practice-Based Evidence
Switching on Your Curiosity: Developing Research Ideas
Making Sense of 'Ologies'
Getting to Grips with Research
What Others Have Said: Doing A Literature Review
Making it Happen: Applying Research Methods
How Was It For You?

I’m a fairly experienced researcher but there are times when I disengage from my work and lose motivation.  Reading this book would renew my excitement and eagerness for research – an invaluable quality.

Charlie Jackson
Therapy Today

a good supplement for our research methods module

George Sandamas
School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University
April 17, 2015

Provides an understandable rationale for the growing field of research in counselling.

Mrs Julie Wyman
Book Reviews, Devon Counselling College
March 11, 2014

Another good text in this series - provides a good introduction to research

Mrs Sarah Grant-jones
Counselor Education , Colchester Institute
October 21, 2013

Graham Bright

 Graham Bright was a lecturer in counselling at Darlington College and is now a Senior Lecturer in Education at York St John University. His academic interests relate to youth and community work, social policy, social inclusion, the voluntary sector, qualitative methodologies and the interface between personal biographies, vocation, formation and professional identities in the children and young people’s workforce. More About Author

Gill Harrison

Gill Harrison is a lecturer in counselling at Redcar and Cleveland College and teaches on the Counselling Foundation Degree. More About Author

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