ACP member has edited a new book on research called 'Essential Research Findings in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy', published by Sage. The book aims to give those working with children up-to-date and accessible information about how research can inform their practice.
The book is edited by Nick Midgley, Senior Lecturer at UCL and co-director of the Child Attachment and Psychological Therapies Research Unit at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, and Professor Mick Cooper and Dr Jacqueline Hayes, both from Roehampton University. We hope the book will make it easier for busy clinicians, who may not have the time or the academic skills to keep up with the latest research findings, to find out what the science tells us, and learn how this can be used to improve our practice. The aim is to help create evidence-informed – or even evidence-inspired! – child mental health practitioners.
Duncan Law, a consultant clinical psychologist and a child mental health expert, described the book as providing “an engaging overview of research in the field of children and young people’s psychological therapies written by some of the world leaders in the field. It is one of the most accessible and comprehensive summaries of the research evidence that I have read - essential for all who are serious about their therapeutic practice”.
You can order a copy of the book here