About this Website
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research (CPR) is the BACP's international peer-reviewed journal, disseminating high quality, peer reviewed research into counselling and psychotherapy.
This website aims to help counsellors and psychotherapists get the most out of research. We offer accessible information about both the specific contents of each issue of CPR and wider developments in counselling and psychotherapy research.
If you are a BACP member you have access to all papers published in CPR, back to volume one. To access these, log-in at www.bacp.co.uk using your BACP username and password. In the 'Members Portal' go to the 'BACP Account' section, then scroll down and under 'Online Resources' click on CPR Online.
If you are not a BACP member you can purchase individual papers. Go to www.tandfonline.com/toc/rcpr20/current
Focus on Research
Introducing Michael Barkham and colleagues' paper on the development and testing of a short measure for psychological distress, the CORE-10.
Andrew Reeves on the set of papers in the next issue that reflect the pluralistic nature of counselling and psychotherapy research.
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CPR's most downloaded articles
BACP members can access all editorials, papers, articles and book reviews published in CPR journal online. You need to log in to the members area of the BACP website first. Go to www.bacp.co.uk and log in. Select Features and under the list Other links click on CPR Online.
- CORE-10 found to be user-friendly, reliable and ideally suited to help clinical decision-making in a range of primary care settings.
- Working with clients who self-harm has a significant impact on counsellors, with therapist anxiety exacerbated by the complexity of the phenomenon.
- Core therapeutic tasks identified for counselling with people living with a long-term health condition – towards an integrative model?
- Results offer ‘market confidence to support EAP provision in a climate of austerity’ suggest the authors.
- Recording supervision sessions found to be educational, therapeutic and have the potential to strengthen the supervisory working alliance.
- Spontaneous, joint creation of metaphors between client and therapist key to their successful use at the end of therapy.
- Reflections and restatements found to improve counselling as observed by evaluators, but open questions may not.
- Preliminary findings suggest domestic violence clients may benefit from non time-limited specialist counselling services.
Call for Expressions of Interest for Special Section
‘Research into mindfulness in relation to Counselling and Psychotherapy.’
Within counselling and psychotherapy, mindfulness is gaining a more pervasive influence. Evidence on the value of mindfulness in potentially improving professional effectiveness for counselling and psychotherapy has steadily grown from early research on increased empathy towards patients (Shapiro, Schwartz and Bonner, 1998), to more current research reporting increased attentiveness to the therapy process (Newsome et al 2006), greater attunement to process, self and clients (Schure, et al 2008) and an increased ability to conceptualise clients’ cases and being present in the moment during therapy (McCollum and Gehart, 2010). In response to this steadily growing interest Counselling and Psychotherapy Research is planning a special section: ‘Research into mindfulness in relation to Counselling and Psychotherapy’. Papers will be drawn from quantitative, qualitative and mixed method approaches in the UK and internationally that explore integration and impact of mindfulness in counselling and psychotherapy.
If you would be interested in contributing an article to this special section, please contact Eluned Gold (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Karunavira email@example.com (guest Editors) or Andrew Reeves (Editor – firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 20 December 2013 with an expression of interest or to discuss your idea.