Doing Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- John McLeod - University of Oslo, Norway
Counselling Research Methods | Counselling and Psychotherapy (General) | Social Research Methods
From leading researcher and bestselling author, John McLeod, this new edition of Doing Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy is a book for students and practitioners who wish to undertake a small-scale publishable research study.
The focus is on research projects that are appropriate for student and practitioner researchers: qualitative interview-based research, practice-based outcome studies, case studies, and autoethnographic research. These different genres of research provide a grounding in the main approaches used in counselling and psychotherapy research. This accessible and comprehensive 'how to' guide on conducting a successful research project in counselling and psychotherapy takes you step-by-step through the research journey: initial engagement with the idea of doing research, developing a research question, appreciating the strengths and limitations of both qualitative and quantitative methods, conducting a study, and then finally writing up the findings for potential publication.
Supported by a wide range of case examples and points for reflection, this highly practical introduction to research in counselling, psychotherapy and allied disciplines is essential reading for any trainee or practitioner learning about the research process for the first time.
You will find extensive online resources to support your teaching and learning on the SAGE website.
This book provides an excellent overview for students trying to navigate the different strands (sometimes the seemingly incompatible strands) of clinical training: the academic, clinical and research strands.
I can not keep enough copies of McLeod on the shelves. It is always in very high demand (in every edition). I expect to be ordering more in the next financial year
A much anticipated update to the previous edition. We will certainly be using this as one of our essential texts.