Division of Counselling Psychology

Why is research important?

Research is an important part of working as a counselling psychologist, we engage in conducting our own research at a training level but also as we continue into our practice and maintain an evidence base for our work.

As we can see from the information regarding BPS governance of research, it is a core aim of the society to promote advancements in knowledge. Such a prominent focus also filters down to divisional level, meaning that the Division must also contribute to this wider aim.

Research is by necessity a creative process as well as a political process. A focus upon one topic takes us away from a focus on another nuance of that topic. It is a balance, one that we must continually reflect upon, as is our nature as counselling Psychologists.

We hope that within these pages, there is information that can support your journey in research within Counselling Psychology.