Research training in the psychological helping professionals is often counter-productive, doing more harm than good, with dry or intimidating presentations that underscore the gap between rather research and practice rather than attempting to bridge it. In this presentation, I attempt to offer some alternatives to conventional research methods training, following principles such as grounding research in students' lived experience; reframing certain types of research as professional practice skills; and building on students' natural curiosity. I will present examples of research inputs that follow these principles, and describe the implementation of a systematic case study requirement with a postgraduate course in Person-Centred-Experiential Psychotherapy.
|Publication status||Unpublished - Mar 2009|
|Event||SPR (UK) Ravenscar research Conference 2009 - Ravenscar|
Duration: 14 Mar 2009 → 16 Mar 2009
|Conference||SPR (UK) Ravenscar research Conference 2009|
|Period||14/03/09 → 16/03/09|
- teaching research methods
- overcoming resistance
Elliott, R. (2009). Teaching research methods to counsellors and psychotherapists: overcoming resistance with innovation and creativity. Paper presented at SPR (UK) Ravenscar research Conference 2009, Ravenscar, .