Mental health problems in young people are increasing, with one in ten in the UK now experiencing a diagnosable mental health problem. A growing body of evidence suggests that school-based counselling services may make a significant contribution to the amelioration of such difficulties (see Cooper, 2004; 2006), but this has yet to be evaluated through the 'gold standard' of empirical inquiry: the randomised controlled trial (RCT). This paper presents a report on the first stages of the development of a pilot for such an RCT.
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2009|
|Event||BACP's 15th Annual Research conference - Marriott Hotel, Portsmouth, in association with The University of Portsmouth|
Duration: 15 May 2009 → 16 May 2009
|Conference||BACP's 15th Annual Research conference|
|City||Marriott Hotel, Portsmouth, in association with The University of Portsmouth|
|Period||15/05/09 → 16/05/09|
- counselling in schools
- randomised controlled trial
- efficacy of counselling
- person-centred counselling
- children and young people
Cooper, M., Pattison, S., Richards, K., & Cromarty, K. (2009). The development of a randomised controlled trial to assess the efficacy of counselling in schools. Paper presented at BACP's 15th Annual Research conference, Marriott Hotel, Portsmouth, in association with The University of Portsmouth, .