Meeting the demand for evidence-based practice

Mick Cooper

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Abstract

Like many in the counselling and psychotherapy field, when it comes to research, my preference has always been for language-based, ‘qualitative’ inquiry. A few years ago, for instance, I conducted a qualitative interview study asking therapists about their experiences of in-depth encounters with clients.1 As I sat listening to them describing their feelings of ‘aliveness’ and ‘immersion’ at these moments, I experienced a feeling of deep connection in the interview itself. This, it seemed to me, was what counselling and psychotherapy research could really be about: a deep, relationship-based exploration that, in its methods and values, paralleled our own therapeutic work with clients.
LanguageEnglish
Pages10-16
Number of pages7
JournalTherapy Today
Volume22
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

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Cooper, Mick. / Meeting the demand for evidence-based practice. In: Therapy Today. 2011 ; Vol. 22, No. 4. pp. 10-16.
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