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Research

68. We value research and systematic inquiry by practitioners as enhancing our professional knowledge and providing an evidence-base for practice in ways that benefit our clients.

69. We will usually support and provide opportunities for research if it is compatible with the services we provide.

70. When undertaking research we will be rigorously attentive to the quality and integrity of the research process, the knowledge claims arising from the research and how the results are disseminated.

71. All research that we undertake will conform to the BACP Ethical Guidelines for researching counselling and psychotherapy.

72. All participants in research will do so on the basis of explicit informed consent.

73. All research will be reviewed in advance to ensure that the rights and interests of participants have been considered independently of the researcher.

74. The research methods used will comply with standards of good practice in any services being delivered and will not adversely affect clients.