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

Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy: The Facts are Friendly by Mick Cooper 1847870430 9781847870438
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Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy: The Facts are Friendly answers these questions and many more; providing trainees, students practitioners and researchers with a comprehensive introduction to the latest findings in the field.|A fantastic accomplishment. Mick Cooper brings together a vast amount of material in a relevant and interesting way.|The books strengths are an inviting personable style, an objective perspective and a systematic review of research. I do not see any weaknesses.|I generally do not become absorbed by texts about research, but this book was remarkably engaging --clear, concise, and handy as a reference guide|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. This is a comprehensive guide to what the evidence tells us so far ? essential reading for practitioners, trainees and indeed clients themselves who want to understand more about the knowledge base of the powerful tool that therapy is.|This unique and excellent book from Mick Cooper is a gem right down to its thoughtful and tantalizing cover...Mick Cooper has risen to the challenge of giving us a research findings text that is respectful of a wide range of therapies and is accessible to anyone within the profession. Its a cliche, but this book should be on the shelf of any therapist interested in good, research-based, practice. The sub-title certainly held true for me. The facts really are friendly.International Transactional Analysis News, 2010Mick Coopers book cuts through the often hyperbolic claims and counter claims of the psychological therapies and has produced a clear guide to the current state of knowledge about what works. Summarising and describing effectively the key findings from the field, his guide is essential reading for practitioners, service providers and people who want evidence to support their choice of therapist.Jonathan Coe, Chief Executive, WitnessBeautifully done - clear and to the point. The book separates the wheat from the chaff wonderfully well.David Cain, editor of Humanistic Psychotherapies: Handbook of Research and Practice (PCCS Books, 2002)READ THIS BOOK! This is an excellent account of all the core issues in therapy research.Norman Claringbull, What is counselling and psychotherapy? (Learning Matters, 2010)Essential reading for trainers, trainees, practitioners and those involved in counselling and psychotherapy research...The success of Cooper?s work lies in its clarity, accessibility and user friendliness. In each chapter key points are summarised. Technical terms highlighted, recommended reading indicated and implications for practice signposted.Andy Hill, Senior Lecturer in Counselling at the University of Salford and Primary Care Psychological Therapist for Bolton PCTSo well written and laid out that it makes a rattling good read...Every counsellor and therapist should have a copy of this bookEisteach, Irish Association for Counselling and PsychotherapyFantastic...it will definitely be recommended reading for our students Dr. Darren Langdridge, The Open UniversityA phenomenal bookScott D. Miller, Ph.D., Co-founder of the Centre for Clinical ExcellenceResearch reports do not usually make for riveting reading, so I had expected this book to be rather dry. However, nothing could be further from the truth as Mick Cooper has managed to create a text that is interesting and informative as well as engaging...certainly deserves a place on every counsellor and psychotherapist?s bookshelfTherapy Today, March 2009Hard to put down...a superb job in drawing together such a wide body of information and synthesizing it in a manner that regular Joes like me can understand.Bill Matthews, Trainer and TherapistA g|Mick Coopers book is an ambitious endeavour, beautifully executed and an easy read...[it] is a brave, complex venture made readily digestible. It is well worth not just reading but using.British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, May 2010This unique and excellent book from Mick Cooper is a gem right down to its thoughtful and tantalizing cover...Mick Cooper has risen to the challenge of giving us a research findings text that is respectful of a wide range of therapies and is accessible to anyone within the profession. Its a cliche, but this book should be on the shelf of any therapist interested in good, research-based, practice. The sub-title certainly held true for me. The facts really are friendly.International Transactional Analysis News, 2010Mick Coopers book cuts through the often hyperbolic claims and counter claims of the psychological therapies and has produced a clear guide to the current state of knowledge about what works. Summarising and describing effectively the key findings from the field, his guide is essential reading for practitioners, service providers and people who want evidence to support their choice of therapist.Jonathan Coe, Chief Executive, WitnessBeautifully done - clear and to the point. The book separates the wheat from the chaff wonderfully well.David Cain, editor of Humanistic Psychotherapies: Handbook of Research and Practice (PCCS Books, 2002)READ THIS BOOK! This is an excellent account of all the core issues in therapy research.Norman Claringbull, What is counselling and psychotherapy? (Learning Matters, 2010)Essential reading for trainers, trainees, practitioners and those involved in counselling and psychotherapy research...The success of Cooper?s work lies in its clarity, accessibility and user friendliness. In each chapter key points are summarised. Technical terms highlighted, recommended reading indicated and implications for practice signposted.Andy Hill, Senior Lecturer in Counselling at the University of Salford and Primary Care Psychological Therapist for Bolton PCTSo well written and laid out that it makes a rattling good read...Every counsellor and therapist should have a copy of this bookEisteach, Irish Association for Counselling and PsychotherapyFantastic...it will definitely be recommended reading for our students Dr. Darren Langdridge, The Open UniversityA phenomenal bookScott D. Miller, Ph.D., Co-founder of the Centre for Clinical ExcellenceResearch reports do not usually make for riveting reading, so I had expected this book to be rather dry. However, nothing could be further from the truth as Mick Cooper has managed to create a text that is interesting and informative as well as engaging...certainly deserves a place on every counsellor and psychotherapist?s bookshelfTherapy Today, March 2009 <p|The publication of this book couldnt be more timely... Mick Cooper has a wonderful ability to write about complex things in a clear accessible way. This is a comprehensive guide to what the evidence tells us so far - essential reading for practitioners, trainees and indeed clients themselves who want to understand more about the knowledge base of the powerful tool that therapy is.|Highly accessible, even for statisticophobes. It is simple, without being simplistic, and brings quite complex concepts to a level that novices can grasp.|Highly accessible, even for ?statisticophobes?. It is simple, without being simplistic, and brings quite complex concepts to a level that novices can grasp.|?As a scholar of psychotherapy research I highly recommend this book as a remarkable summary of findings and their implications for practice as we enter the 21 st century. Essential information to consider by professionals and students alike as they become more effective practitioners.|This title sets out in a jargon-free way a comprehensive introduction to the latest findings in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.|As a scholar of psychotherapy research I highly recommend this book as a remarkable summary of findings and their implications for practice as we enter the 21 st century. Essential information to consider by professionals and students alike as they become more effective practitioners.|The book?s strengths are an inviting personable style, an objective perspective and a systematic review of research. I do not see any weaknesses.

Author: Mick Cooper

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 256

Publisher: Sage Pubns (in association with BACP)

Publication Date: 2008-10-08


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