On this page:
- Why is psychotherapy research relevant?
- UKCP’s practitioner research network
- Get involved
- Research Faculty Committee members
The Research Faculty fosters and promotes research within UKCP in line with our charitable objectives and overall strategy.
We do this through:
- providing training in research methods to support all parts of UKCP
- sharing research information that enhances practice to UKCP members
- providing research information for UKCP policy initiatives
- facilitating creative and innovative research in psychotherapy.
In the NHS and in private practice, there is a growing demand for evidence-based practice. Practice-oriented research can help to produce the best possible outcomes for our clients.
UKCP’s Practitioner Research Network is a network of therapists and researchers to:
- enable members to find out more about how research is done and what it can contribute to their therapy practice
- develop partnership and collaboration opportunities between practitioners and researchers
- produce practice-based evidence about how therapy works.
Our PRN currently hosts one research project investigating the impact of ‘intersubjective moments’ in therapy processes.
We are also establishing a second project to look at therapy outcomes.
Presentations from the day
- Keynote address by John Mellor-Clark
- Keynote by Judith Lask and Peter Stratton
- UKCP 2015 Luca and Maverick
- UKCP 2015 Woodend
- UKCP 2015 Widdowson
- UKCP 2015 Terrance and Butler
- UKCP 2015 Radcliffe Hopper Martin Masterson
- UKCP 2015 Kettley et al
- UKCP 2015 Dent Brown Nehmad
If you have a research related query, you can get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Martin, Chair of the Research Faculty Committee
Carol is a senior lecturer and academic director of the doctoral programme in clinical psychology at the University of Leeds. Previously she worked in the NHS. Her specific research interests are qualitative methods; therapist, staff and client experiences of services and of therapy; and older people.
Sheila Butler, PRN coordinator
Sheila works as psychotherapist in private practice, as researcher and co-ordinator in the NHS and lectures at the Open University. Her interests include interdisciplinary research; mixed methods; outcomes; child development; and interpersonal relationships and emotions.
Angela Cotter, co-vice chair of the Research Faculty Committee
Angela is a psychotherapist in private practice and a lecturer at Regent’s University. Angela’s specific research interests are: action research; intersubjectivity of therapeutic relationships; and the ‘wounded healer’.
Tirril is a psychotherapist in private practice. She also conducts research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, University of London. Her specific research interests include the aetiology of depression and anxiety; stressful experiences; gender; mixed methods; randomised control trials (RCTs); and the PRN.
Georgia is a clinician/researcher. She is a specialist in conversation analysis (the study of turn-by-turn interaction) which she uses to investigate clinical interaction. She is a supervisory consultant to doctoral students at the University of Exeter.
Terence is a lecturer at the University of Kent and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in the NHS (CAMHS). His specific research interests are: qualitative methods; child, adolescent and adult mental health; self-harm; and the PRN.
Peter is Emeritus Professor of Family Therapy. His specific research interests are outcome research in family therapy; psychotherapy provision policy; family causal beliefs and blaming; attitudes to terrorism; and the PRN.
Gisela is a psychotherapist in the NHS where she offers psychological support for staff. Her specific research interests are outcome research; routine outcome measurement in the NHS; Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT); and the PRN.