The research, communications and policy teams are currently working together to create a new, integrated strategy to help raise the profile of psychotherapy.
Within this, we are currently working towards some key aims which include:
- Ensuring research supports the UKCP’s policy objectives to increase access to psychotherapy.
- Improve education about research and promote its importance within the UKCP membership.
- Develop an effective system for collating clinical data from our membership.
- Combine existing and new research to improve the evidence base for psychotherapy, in order to promote its importance for wellbeing and mental health.
- Collaborate with psychotherapy researchers to define and address the needs for future research.
How we will work towards achieving these aims:
- Among the UKCP members are many influential researchers. We are working to strengthen connections with our research-active members to support impactful and widespread dissemination of their work, as well as to assist us in our drive to inform policy.
- Collaboration is essential the UKCP’s research strategy to develop innovative, high-impact research. We are working to enhance connections across the board, including with universities, the NHS and charitable organisations.
- We will be working within the organisation, as well as collaborating with others to promote the importance of research within training programmes and across the profession as a whole.
Connect and collaborate
We are always looking for new ways support our members with research and to connect with non-UKCP academics and practitioners. We are actively seeking to hear more about existing research and to discuss collaborations across all modalities. Our current areas of focus include:
- New ways of assessing psychotherapy and evaluating its effectiveness
- Collaborating on, and supporting, studies of effectiveness across therapeutic modalities and client populations.
- Innovative research investigating the therapeutic process
- Practice-informed research and research-informed practice
If you would like to get involved or would like to discuss active research projects or proposals, please email: email@example.com