Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy: The Facts Are Friendly

Author(s) : Mick Cooper

Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy: The Facts Are Friendly

Book Details

  • Publisher : Sage
  • Published : January 2008
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 254
  • Category :
    Research
  • Category 2 :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 27633
  • ISBN 13 : 9781847870438
  • ISBN 10 : 1847870430
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Are some therapies more effective than others? How important is the relationship? Which clients do best in therapy? This book answers these questions and many more, providing trainees, practitioners and researchers with a comprehensive introduction to the latest findings in the field. The book sets out in a jargon-free way the evidence for the effectiveness of therapy and the factors associated with positive therapeutic outcomes. It gives suggestions for further reading, definitions of key terms and questions for discussion, making this an ideal text for use in training. The book is also designed for practitioners who increasingly need to justify their therapeutic work on empirical grounds. "Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy" gives them the knowledge and confidence to do just that. More than that, it makes research findings accessible and provides information on how to practice counselling and psychotherapy in an effective way.

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'A remarkable summary of findings and their implications for practice as we enter the 21st century.'
- Prof Michael J. Lambert, Brigham Young University

'A fantastic accomplishment. Mick Cooper brings together a vast amount of material in a relevant and interesting way.'
- Prof John McLeod, Professor of Counselling, University of Abertay Dundee

'The publication of this book couldn't be more timely. Mick Cooper has a wonderful ability to write about complex things in a clear accessible way'
- Laurie Clark, CEO of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

About the Author(s)

Mick Cooper is Professor of Counselling Psychology at University of Roehampton.

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