Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

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David Harper, Andrew R. Thompson
Wiley, Jun 24, 2011 - Psychology - 272 pages
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This book provides a user-friendly introduction to the qualitative methods most commonly used in the mental health and psychotherapy arena.
  • Chapters are written by leading researchers and the editors are experienced qualitative researchers, clinical trainers, and mental health practitioners
  • Provides chapter-by-chapter guidance on conducting a qualitative study from across a range of approaches
  • Offers guidance on how to review and appraise existing qualitative literature, how to choose the most appropriate method, and how to consider ethical issues
  • Demonstrates how specific methods have been applied to questions in mental health research
  • Uses examples drawn from recent research, including research with service users, in mental health practice and in psychotherapy

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About the author (2011)

David Harper is Reader in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London. He is co-author of Deconstructing Psychopathology (1995) and Psychology & Mental Health: From Disorder to Experience (2011). His research focuses on critical psychology and social constructionist approaches in mental health.

Andrew R. Thompson is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Director of Research Training, at the NHS Clinical Psychology Training Unit, University of Sheffield. He is also Clinical Health Psychologist at the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and a practitioner of Cognitive Analytic Therapy

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