Are you a therapist with more than 400hrs practice, who offers person-centred therapy at least as part of what you do?

Research Project

This extended research project is investigating whether person-centred therapy can be enhanced by incorporating self-directed learning.

 

Background

Study 1, 2014:  How are questions used in person-centred therapy?  Are questions a valid way of enabling person-centred therapeutic progress? (Interviews with person-centred therapists) Keele University (Submitted for publishing)

Study 2, 2015:  How do person-centred clients change/learn?  What do therapists endeavour to achieve?  What do their clients want? (Interviews with person-centred therapists) Sheffield Hallam University (Published BACP)

Study 3, 2016:  What are person-centred clients aiming for?  What exactly is ‘fully-functioning’?  (A Delphi study to produce a list of items) Sheffield Hallam University (Submitted for publishing)

Study 4, 2016:  Can clients set their own person-centred learning goals in therapy?  And does that help the process?  (Clinical study with a group of person-centred therapists) Sheffield Hallam University (Submitted for publishing)

Study 5, 2017:  Can learning processes be utilised by person-centred therapists? (Case study) Sheffield Hallam University (Submitted for publishing)

Current Study

Study 6, 2020:  What questions could enable a person-centred client to progress their own therapy? (A Delphi study with person-centred therapists) Independent Study

Therapists with more than 400hrs practice, who offer person-centred therapy at least as part of what they do, are  needed to participate

Going Forward

Study 7, 2021:  Can person-centred therapy clients be enabled to progress their own therapy before, between or after contact with their therapist.  (Clinical study with a group of person-centred therapists) Independent Study

In summary, we are researching the amalgamation of Rogers’ ideas on person-centred therapy with his ideas on self-directed learning.  We hypothesise that clients may be able to progress their own therapeutic learning before, between or after sessions with their therapist.

Aim

We hope to demonstrate that person-centred therapy can be made more efficient or effective by harnessing the client’s ability to self-direct their own learning, thereby saving money for providers such as the NHS or the client themself.

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© Dr Susan Renger 2020