Research Design in Counseling

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Cengage Learning, Feb 13, 2007 - Education - 672 pages
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With enlightening examples and illustrations drawn from counseling literature, RESEARCH DESIGN IN COUNSELING fully addresses the common problems that confront counseling researchers. Heppner, Wampold, and Kivlighan's evenhanded approach provides students with an understanding of the various types of research, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Writing more than just a how-to book, the authors present a compelling rationale for the necessity of counselors conducting research-and argue for greater integration of science and practice domains in order for work in each to be more effective.
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I'm really confused about how others could possibly have thought this book was useless. It is clear, easy to read, and explains various research designs used in counseling psychology. Furthermore, the book discuses their pros and cons and under what circumstances the various designs are best utilized. If you are engaging in research in counseling psychology or are learning how do to his type of research, or if you are a true believer in the scientist-practitioner model, this book is a must-have. 


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P. Paul Heppner received his Ph.D. from University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1979, and is now Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Multicultural Research, Training and Consultation in the department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology at University of Missouri, Columbia. He has been an active researcher, having published over 100 articles and chapters. Professor Heppner's research has been widely cited across a wide variety of disciplines, not only in the U.S., but many other countries as well. His primary areas of interest are the relationship between coping/problem solving and psychological adjustment as it intersects across diverse populations, including across different cultures around the world. Dr. Heppner is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and as a charter fellow of the American Psychological Society. He has been a Fulbright Research Scholar in three countries (Sweden, Ireland, and Taiwan), as well as a Visiting Fellow in three countries (England, South Africa, and Taiwan). He has made hundreds of presentations at national conferences, as well as delivered over 40 invited presentations and workshops in 14 countries (Sweden, Greece, Norway, England, Ireland, Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Canada, and South Africa). He is the past Editor of THE COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGIST journal and sits on the editorial board of several journals. Most recently, he has served as the President of the Society of Counseling Psychology, as well as received the Distinguished Service Award for Extraordinary National Leadership in Counseling Psychology. On the MU campus, he has been recognized for his research with a named fellowship, for teaching excellence, for outstanding mentoring of students, and for his work in promoting diversity issues. He has another book with Brooks/Cole, WRITING AND PUBLISHING YOUR THESIS, DISSERTATION, AND RESEARCH: A GUIDE FOR STUDENTS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS.

Dr. Bruce E. Wampold (Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara) joined the University of Wisconsin, Madison faculty in 1991. He has been a faculty member and Director of Training in the counseling programs at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the University of Utah, and the University of Oregon. Dr. Wampold's primary interest centers on understanding psychotherapy from empirical, historical, and anthropological perspectives. He has published methodological and substantive articles on how the research on counseling and psychotherapy converges on a contextual model of psychotherapy. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Dennis M. Kivlighan, Jr., is the Chair of the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services at the University of Maryland College of Education. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Society of Counseling Psychology, Division of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy), a two-time recipient of the Research Award from the Association for Specialist in Group Work, and the current editor of GROUP DYNAMICS: THEORY, RESEARCH, AND PRACTIVE. His research interests include examining the process and outcome of group and individual counseling and psychotherapy and using counseling interventions to influence achievement goals and academic achievement. He received his Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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