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BACP Research Award Winners

  

BACP Outstanding Research Project Award: Winner, 2017

Dr Anna Robinson (University of Strathclyde) was announced the winner of the BACP Outstanding Research Award 2017 for her excellent research ‘Emotion-Focused Group Therapy for Autism Spectrum: A Pilot Study’. Anna received a crystal engraved plaque and certificate.  For further information about Anna's research please email anna.robinson@strath.ac.uk

 

Previous winners:

2016 - Stuart Gore (Counselling Psychologist, NHS Leeds) was announced the winner of the BACP Outstanding Research Award 2016 for his excellent research into "Multiple obstacles to psychological care from the viewpoint of addiction service users".  Stuart received a beautiful personalised engraved crystal plaque to mark this award.

2015 - Graham Westwell (Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Edge Hill University, Lancashire) was announced the winner of the BACP Outstanding Research Award 2015 for his excellent research into ‘The Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy Scale: A Convergent Validity Study’.

2014 - no award given 

2013 - Katherine McArthur, PhD student at the University of Strathclyde, won the BACP 2013 award for Outstanding Research for her research into ‘school-based humanistic counseling for psychological distress in young people: pilot randomized controlled trial.  If you would like any further information about this study, you can contact the author at katherine.mcarthur@strath.ac.uk.  

                                                                                                                                                                              

CPR New Researcher Prize sponsored by Wiley, 2017 

No award given in 2017

Previous winners:

2016 - The CPR New Researcher Award 2016, sponsored by Wiley, was presented to Shelley Gilbert (MBE, CEO Grief Encounter, Daily Mail Inspirational Woman of the Year 2012/13) for her outstanding research titled "Insights into the psychological and emotional experiences of parentally bereaved young people: A grounded theory study of grief and bereavement"

2015 - The CPR  New Research Award sponsored by Wiley, was presented to Jeanette Hennigan (BSc in Psychology, MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Accredited Humanistic Counsellor) for her outstanding research titled "UK Secondary School Therapists' online communication with their clients and future intentions"

2014 -The CPR New Researcher Award, sponsored by Taylor & Francis, was presented to Lorena Georgiadou (Counselling and Psychotherapy, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh) for her research titled ‘‘My language thing...is like a big shadow always behind me’: International counselling trainees’ challenges in beginning clinical practice.’

2013 -  The CPR New Researcher Award, sponsored by Taylor & Francis, was awarded to James McElvaney (Trinity College Dublin) for his research entitled ‘Clients' experience of therapy and its outcomes in quantitatively "good outcome" and "poor outcome" psychological therapy in a primary care setting.' If you would like any further information about the study, you can contact the author directly at mcelvaj@tcd.ie.  

2012 - The CPR New Researcher Award, sponsored by Taylor & Francis, was presented to Helen Munday was awarded for her research 'Making use of the vignette technique to explore methods of bereavement counselling'.

 

Student prize sponsored by PCCS Books Ltd: Winner, 2016

Bettina Gross, (Counsellor at Therapeutic Counselling Services) was awarded the Student prize by PCCS Books Limited 2016 for her research in person-centred/humanistic counselling and psychotherapy titled Investigation of counsellor experiences of moments of disconnection with clients’.  The prize is sponsored by PCCS Books and Bettina received a cheque for £500 for this award.

Previous winners (abstracts can be viewed by clicking on the titles below)

2015 - Elizabeth Harrison (University of Warwick) was awarded the ‘New student prize’ for her research titled Can I be me? The experience of the person-centred counsellor working with suicidal clients online'.

2014 - Jeanne Broadbent was awarded the ‘PCCS New student prize’ for her research 'Hear my voice': a phenomenological study of humanistic therapists' lived experience of traumatic bereavement and its impact on their professional identity development and practice.

2013 - Coral Russell and Anne Napier, from Lewisham Counselling and Counsellor Training Association, won this prize for their research presented in poster format entitled: Person-Centred counsellors' experiences of working with sex-addiction'.

2012 - Alena Dierickx, Paul Cilia La Corte, Sukwinder Jandu, Belinda Smith and Anthony Maxom from Lewisham Counselling and Counsellor Training Association, won this prize for their research presented in poster format entitled: 'Are there aspects for depression as a state of being that facilitate profound relational contact in the person-centred psychotherapeutic process? 

For more information about any of these awards, please contact angela.couchman@bacp.co.uk

 

Previous research awards:

The SAGE Poster Prize: Winner, 2013

John Petko, University of Central Florida

John Petko, from the University of Central Florida, won this award for his poster which described his research entitled: ‘Selecting a theory of counseling: what influences a counseling student to choose?'.

For more information on this award, please contact angela.couchman@bacp.co.uk . If you would like further information about this study, you can contact the author directly at jpetko2009@knights.ucf.edu

 

BACP Equality & Diversity Research Award: Winner, 2013

Dr Beverley Costa, Mothertongue Multi Ethnic Counselling Service and Professor Jean Marc Dewaele, Birkbeck College, University of London

Beverley Costa and Jean Marc Dewaele, from Mothertongue Multi-Ethnic Counselling Service and Birkbeck College, University of London, were presented with the prize at the recent BACP Research Conference for their research into ‘psychotherapy across languages: differences between monolingual and multilingual therapists'. This study aimed to explore and compare the way in which monolingual and multilingual therapists work with clients who do not have English as their native language, with the ultimate aim of improving the way in which non-native speakers of English can access and receive appropriate therapeutic help.

If you have any queries or require any further information about this award, please contact angela.couchman@bacp.co.uk. If you would like any further information about this study, you can contact the author at Beverley@MotherTongue.org.uk