An Introduction to Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- John McLeod - University of Oslo, Norway
Research Methods | Research Methods in Counseling
Structured around common training topics, the book:
- Explains why you need to do research at all: what it is, why it's important and its historical and philosophical context
- Guides you through the confusing mass of research literature
- Covers the ins and outs of actually doing research: practical and ethical issues
- Helps you get the most out of research - how to evaluate the outcomes and use research to investigate the process of therapy.
Written in a language familiar to first-year trainees and using a range of features to enhance learning, this accessible introduction will equip both trainees and qualified therapists with the essential nuts and bolts to understand research.
John McLeod is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of Abertay Dundee and adjunct Professor at the University of Oslo, Norway.
'This book provides an excellent access route into counselling and psychotherapy research for trainees and practitioners alike. It does a great job in de-mystifying research and conveying the sense that research is something really everyone can understand and do.'
Dr Andreas Vossler,
Director of the Foundation Degree in Counselling at The Open University
McLeod has a capacity to take the most complex (and sometimes potentially boring) subject and bring it to life in writing that is clear, accessible and just simply very readable...Having read this book from beginning to end, there is simply nothing bad I want to say about it. I would unquestioningly and without hesitation recommend it to any new or, indeed, experienced counselling and psychotherapy researcher and it will become, I have no doubt, a key text.
Excellent update and will be on course reading list
very good research, even for beginners- lots of examples and reasons for the inclusion of research within the arena of counselling
This is an excellent, clearly written text that provides first time researchers with clear guidance on undertaking a research study. It de-mystifies research and discusses how relevant research is to counselling and psychotherapy.
Another excellent text from John McLeod on the subject of research in counselling. A good resource for students on my foundation degree in counselling
This a well-written book which I use for my counselling students. I use this book and so far the comments I have from students is that it helps them a lot in thier journey to counselling and psychotherapy.
I will recommend this to my year 2 students starting their research module.
This text has been recommended to our students. It has some very useful methods for carrying out research in a counselling and general psychology wide area. My students are going to use it for research methods on the human behaviour module.
Maybe a little advanced for level 3
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - Why Research is Important