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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Researching the Psychotherapy Process

A Practical Guide to Transcript-Based Methods

ISBN 9781403922069
Publication Date October 2005
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

This hands-on introduction to psychotherapy process research methods takes the student clinician/researcher through the basic steps of developing a research project based on a transcript of a psychotherapy session. The major text-based methods in use are introduced in separate chapters, and illustrated with detailed examples and exercises which will enable the novice researcher to explore the therapeutic interaction from a variety of perspectives. The aim of the book is to support and enhance clinical practice through research competence and awareness.

NICK RIDING is Director, Psychotherapy Programmes, at the Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. He also practises as a psychotherapist within the National Heatlh Service.

GEORGIA LEPPER is Lecturer in Psychotherapy at the Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. She is the author of Categories in Talk and Text: A Practical Introduction to Categorization Analysis.

Preface
Acknowledgements
PART 1: BACKGROUND TO THE FIELD OF PSYCHOTHERAPY RESEARCH
Introduction: What is Research?
Psychotherapy Research: A Brief Overview
The Research Process
PART 2: THE CODING APPROACHES
Introduction
Transference-Related Methods
The Assimilation Model
Interpersonal Theory Approaches
PART 3: THE DISCOURSE APPROACHES
Introduction
Grounded Theory
Conversation Analysis
Analyzing Narratives in Psychotherapy Texts
The Therapeutic Cycles Model (TCM)
PART 4: DATA ANALYSIS AND DOCUMENTATION
Introduction
Computerized Data Analysis
Documentation of the Research
Conclusion
References.

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This book makes an important contribution to the field of psychotherapy research for clinicians. It is especially timely as it responds to the demand of the current climate for critical thinking and evaluation of ongoing clinical work.' – Judith Woodhead, Journal of Analytical Psychology
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