1. Introduction

  1. David Harper1 and
  2. Andrew R. Thompson2
  1. Andrew R. Thompson2 and
  2. David Harper1

Published Online: 28 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119973249.ch1

Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

How to Cite

Thompson, A. R. and Harper, D. (2011) Introduction, in Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners (eds D. Harper and A. R. Thompson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119973249.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of East London (UEL), UK

  2. 2

    University of Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of East London (UEL), UK

  2. 2

    University of Sheffield, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470663738

Online ISBN: 9781119973249

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • getting started, user-friendly introduction - qualitative methods in mental health and psychotherapy arenas;
  • mental health practitioners - working alongside clients, or service users;
  • mental distress phenomenon - individualized, or idiographic perspective;
  • core competencies of mental health practitioners - transferable;
  • students and qualified mental health practitioners - and qualitative approaches;
  • epistemology, the philosophical theory of knowledge;
  • service user researchers - contribution to mental health research;
  • qualitative methods - in mental health practice;
  • qualitative approaches, understanding - experience and processes;
  • rigorous and collaborative research - making a difference, in mental health theory

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Short and a Long History of the Use of Qualitative Methods in Mental Health Practice

  • What Can Qualitative Research Do?

  • Types of Qualitative Research and the Importance of Reflexivity

  • What is in the Book

  • References