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Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Articles

Two articles co-authored by Dr David Murphy are amongst the most downloaded research papers published over the last two years in Counselling and Psychotherapy Research.

Practitioners’ experiences of learning and implementing Counselling for Depression (CfD) in routine practice settings

Counselling for Depression (CfD) is a person‐centred experiential therapy developed for implementation in the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. Training in this model has been available across England since 2011. This study aims to investigate counselling practitioners’ experiences of learning the CfD model and implementing CfD in practice settings.

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A systematic review and meta‐synthesis of qualitative research into mandatory personal psychotherapy during training

This study addresses the thorny issue of mandatory personal psychotherapy within counselling and psychotherapy training. It is expensive, emotionally demanding and time‐consuming. Nevertheless, proponents argue that it is essential in protecting the public and keeping clients safe; to ensure psychotherapists develop high levels of self‐awareness and gain knowledge of interpersonal dynamics; and that it enhances therapist effectiveness. Existing evidence about these potential benefits is equivocal and is largely reliant on small‐scale qualitative studies.

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Counselling courses at the School of Education

The School of Education offers both an undergraduate and postgraduate counselling course, as well as specialised professional development training:



Posted on Thursday 6th June 2019

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