What is Psychotherapeutic Research?: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

What is Psychotherapeutic Research?

1st Edition

Edited by Del Loewenthal, David Winter


372 pages

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This book marks an important watershed in the development of psychotherapy. It provides examples of how psychotherapeutic research and the abilities to carry it out can help the practising psychotherapist. A lack of relative knowledge of research in psychotherapy, a history of apparent defensiveness is being evaluated, and a reluctance to work with

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Issues in Psychotherapeutic Research -- Psychotherapy research: nature, quality, and relationship to clinical practice -- Case study revisited -- Avoiding the fate of the Dodo bird: the challenge of evidence-based practice -- Questioning psychotherapeutic "evidence" (and research) -- Towards a collaborative approach to clinical psychotherapy research -- Evidence-based practice: issues for psychotherapy -- Getting Started and Exploring Method -- Quantitative approaches to psychotherapy research: using single case evidence in routine psychotherapy practice -- The use of discourse analysis as a way of psychotherapists thinking about their practice -- An exploration of case study method through an examination of psychotherapy with a person with dementia -- Exploring the unknown in psychotherapy through phenomenological research -- Heuristic research -- The use of postmodern feminist methodology to examine the influences of therapists' sexuality -- Researching sensitive and distressing topics -- Researching the Therapeutic Process -- A heuristic—dialogical model for reflective psychotherapy practice -- Psychotherapy research in a postmodern world: discourse analysis and psychoanalysis -- Identifying cohesion in group psychotherapy process -- "The vehicle of success": theoretical and empirical perspectives on the therapeutic alliance in psychotherapy -- Researching Therapeutic Outcomes -- Outcome measurement -- Psychotherapy research: the need for an aetiological framework -- Empirically supported treatments: recent developments in the cognitive—behavioural therapies, and implications for evidence-based psychotherapy -- Psychoanalytically informed research on obesity -- Researching the Therapist and the Therapeutic Context -- Who do you think you are? A study of how psychotherapists' thinking styles affect orientation choice and practice -- Psychotherapists' "personal styles": construing and preferred theoretical orientations

About the Editors

Loewenthal, Del

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health