ERIC Number: ED404611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Research in Counseling and Therapy.
Loesch, Larry C., Ed.; Vacc, Nicholas A., Ed.
There exists in the counseling and therapy professions the paradox of widespread endorsement of research with little use of, or engagement in, research in actual practice. This situation exists in large part because many counselors and therapists are less knowledgeable of research than they are of clinical practice. This collection of digests, therefore, provides professionals in therapy and counseling with information on trends in needed research in various specialties in the helping professions, fundamental research principles and practices, and important resources available to assist research processes. The first 12 digests here summarize the information available on needed research. Some trends are notable here. There is a need for more well-designed and controlled"experimental" research as well as research on the outcomes of professional services and practices. Likewise, the cost-benefit ratios of professional practices need to be investigated. The second set of digests present summaries of the research methodologies used most commonly in the helping professions. The intent of these 10 digests is to present the major components, considerations, and procedures in each of the commonly used types of research methodologies. Finally, the last seven digests were assembled to assist readers in counseling research. The digests contain practical resources, suggestions, guidelines, and requirements for effective research practices. Contains an annotated bibliography on research in counseling and therapy. (RJM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.