6. Qualitative Methods for Studying Psychotherapy Change Processes

  1. David Harper2 and
  2. Andrew R. Thompson3
  1. Robert Elliott

Published Online: 28 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119973249.ch6

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

Elliott, R. (2011) Qualitative Methods for Studying Psychotherapy Change Processes, 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.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of East London (UEL), UK

  2. 3

    University of Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Strathclyde, 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:

  • qualitative methods - for studying psychotherapy change processes;
  • change process research (CPR) - by Greenberg, bridging two fields;
  • CPR, concerning itself with explaining - how and why change occurs;
  • process-outcome genre of quantitative CPR - findings, restating the obvious;
  • CPR, having an emerging body of research - around it;
  • collecting change process research data;
  • research alliance in CPR, relevant codes - of ethical practice, in qualitative CPR;
  • the Change Interview, assessing information - clients' understandings of what has changed, how changes occur;
  • qualitative data analysis options;
  • revised task analytic model of empathic exploration - and undifferentiated experiences

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epistemological Issues and the History of Change Process Research

  • Research Questions in Change Process Research

  • Collecting Change Process Research Data

  • Examples of Qualitative Change Process Research Data Collection Methods

  • Qualitative Data Analysis Options

  • Discussion: Issues in Qualitative Change Process Research

  • References