3. Counselling Psychology and Research: Revisiting the Relationship in the Light of our ‘Mission’

  1. Martin Milton
  1. Deborah Rafalin

Published Online: 16 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470667279.ch3

Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues

How to Cite

Rafalin, D. (2010) Counselling Psychology and Research: Revisiting the Relationship in the Light of our ‘Mission’, in Therapy and Beyond: Counselling Psychology Contributions to Therapeutic and Social Issues (ed M. Milton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470667279.ch3

Editor Information

  1. University of Surrey, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Surrey, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470715475

Online ISBN: 9780470667279

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Keywords:

  • counselling psychology and research - revisiting the relationship in the light of Our ‘Mission’;
  • self-definition - counselling psychology, as being concerned with individual's subjective experience;
  • counselling psychology's relationship - with research, complex and multifaceted;
  • great societal challenge - professional psychologists, re-examining contributions to knowledge-base of changing social world;
  • clinical practice guidelines - as proof that practice areas are ‘scientific’;
  • ‘GoodWork Project’ - illuminating supports and obstacles to producing ‘good work’;
  • methodological pluralism - a new sophistication within psychological therapy research;
  • methodological pluralism, challenging - achieving a complementary commitment to divergent paradigms;
  • ecological, community-focused approach - to research, ways involving other people;
  • methodological pluralism - to value and appreciate varied research philosophies and methods of inquiry

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Our Commitment to Research

  • Research in the Current Climate

  • Remembering Our Mission

  • Appreciating Methodological Difference: Methodological Pluralism

  • A Different Gaze: Community Psychology

  • Appreciating Difference: Collaboration

  • Summary

  • References