Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: May 31, 2012 | DOI: 10.4135/9781848607927 | Print ISBN: 9781412907804 | Online ISBN: 9781848607927| Publisher:SAGE Publications LtdAbout this handbook
Chapter 25: Counselling and Psychotherapy
Joseph G. Ponterotto & Geena Kuriakose & Yevgeniya Granovskaya
Counselling and psychotherapy This chapter provides an overview on the use of qualitative methods in counselling and psychotherapy research. To that end, we (a) provide a brief historical perspective on the place of qualitative methods in counselling and psychotherapy research; (b) review the current and emerging status of qualitative inquiry in the field; (c) summarize the most prevalent methods and topics uncovered in recent systematic reviews of qualitative counselling research; (d) critique the status of the research literature in terms of the variety and depth of inquiry approaches used and the contributions to knowledge that have been generated; and (e) provide specific and detailed recommendations for needed qualitative training and research in the field. The authors of this chapter live and work in the USA, where psychotherapists are trained primarily in two psychology specialties: clinical psychology and counselling psychology. The professions of social work and psychiatry also equip their trainees ...