A peer reviewed, quarterly, international journal that is circulated to around 40,000 BACP members and subscribers. CPR is now indexed on PsycINFO. The Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Journal is distinctly different from existing journals in that it promotes writing that is reflexive - authors are encouraged to write about their personal engagement with their research, and their relationship with the intellectual and cultural traditions that inform their work. It is contextualised in that authors are asked to describe the real-world background to their study, in terms of practice setting, client/user experiences, type of intervention, and organisational factors that influenced the study. The journal is practitioner-orientated as papers are written to be read by practitioners and those whose work shapes practice, such as policy makers, supervisors and managers, and is not just aimed at other researchers. The articles in Counselling and Psychotherapy Research are of interest not only to accredited practitioners but also to members of those professions who may use counselling skills in their work - nurses, teachers, social workers, probation workers, for example. Members of BACP are also invited to contribute to this journal by submitting papers for review.
Edited by Dr Clare Symons, published by Taylor & Francis
CPR journal is now on twitter. Follow us for links to ifirst papers, new digests, news and events by clicking here or search for @cprjournal.
This journal will be mailed to BACP members four times per year, for further subscriptions please contact Taylor and Francis via the link below (libraries and corporations are eligible for a competitive low rate).
CPR has its new webportal via the link above. Here you will find information on the current issue, some previews of articles for forthcoming issues and a Focus on Research section. Additionally there is information about the Editorial Board, how to write and review articles for CPR, and a Glossary of key research terms to help make articles more accessible and relevant. The hope is that CPR's web portal will provide another way in which counsellor and psychotherapy practitioners and academics can reflect on, and contribute to, the latest developments in counselling and psychotherapy research.
All members of BACP now have unlimited access to all papers that have appeared in CPR since volume 1 through to the current issue. To access papers online, log in to the member section of the BACP website using your username and password, then click on the CPR Online link on the left hand page menu. This will take you to a contents list showing all the issues of CPR that have been published. To access the full paper, simply click on the paper title and select either ‘download full PDF version' or the ‘HTML version'.