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
Clare Symons focuses on Ellie Brown and colleagues' study exploring therapists' and clients' experiences of recording therapy sessions.
Clare Symons introduces the next issue of CPR and reflects on how we relate research to our practice.
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.
- Little difference in how clients with a ‘good outcome’ and clients with a ‘poor outcome’ experienced therapy.
- Therapists and clients both report benefits of recording for the therapist, but not for the client.
- Profound impact of bereavement upon therapists’ practice.
- Level of Christian influence in training, supervision and work context influences Christian counsellors’ working with difference.
- New insight into the ‘complex mixture of assumptions, hopes and fears’ that trainees have about embarking on a PD group.
- Training as a journey – shedding light on the process of professional development.
- LGBT-affirmative counselling course found to impact counselling skills of participants.
- Virtual relationship helpful in computer-based CBT.
- Simple, easy to use, and effective – EPST, a form of Problem Solving Therapy, is resource efficient.
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 (email@example.com) or Karunavira firstname.lastname@example.org (guest Editors) or Clare Symons (Editor – email@example.com) by Friday 20 December 2013 with an expression of interest or to discuss your idea.