CPR is published by Wiley and indexed on PsycINFO. It is available online only and is free for BACP members on the Wiley online library. 

It is edited by Professor Panos Vostanis and overseen by the CPR editorial board, which provides strategic direction.

BACP members and subscribers can sign up for email alerts, download the CPR app and access previous issues back to 2001. Please see the Wiley website for more information.

Latest issue - September 2019


Social justice and remembering “the personal is political” in counselling and psychotherapy: So, what can therapists do?
Laura Anne Winter

Special section: Therapists and knowledge

Guest editors: Sofie Bager-Charleson, Alistair McBeath and Simon Du Plock


Counselling and psychotherapy research special section: What core knowledge is needed to be a therapist?
Sofie Bager-Charleson, Alistair McBeath and Simon Du Plock


Ontological and epistemological reflexivity: A core skill for therapists
Carla Willig

The relationship between psychotherapy practice and research: A mixed-methods exploration of practitioners’ views
Sofie Bager-Charleson, Alistair McBeath and Simon Du Plock

Teaching and learning evidence-based practices: Promoting dialogue for counsellors and psychotherapists
Robert Allan

The professional development of counsellors and psychotherapists: Implications of empirical studies for supervision, training and practice
Michael Helge Rønnestad, David E Orlinsky, Thomas A Schröder, Thomas M Skovholt and Ulrike Willutzki

The talking cure—building the core skills and the confidence of counsellors and psychotherapists to work effectively with multilingual patients through training and supervision
Beverley Costa and Jean-Marc Dewaele

Recording client sessions during psychotherapy training: From “an absurd idea” to “potent learning”
Aisling Mcmahon and Kathryn Ledden

Digital images as meaning bridges: Case study of assimilation using avatar software in counselling with a 14-year-old boy
Biljana Van Rijn, Evi Chryssafidou, Caroline J Falconer and William B Stiles

Graduate training in psychotherapy: The importance of ongoing clinical activity for the training faculty
James C Overholser


Dialectical behaviour therapy and 12-step programmes for substance use disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Ezechiele Giannelli, Christian Gold, Lucja Bieleninik, Claire Ghetti and Omar C G Gelo

Original articles

Getting absorbed in group therapy: Absorption and cohesion in integrative group treatment
David Kealy, Katharine D McCloskey, Daniel W Cox, John S Ogrodniczuk and Anthony S Joyce

Relationship between self-worrying and self-critical messages in clients with generalised anxiety engaging in emotion-focused worry dialogues
Rochelle Toolan, Megan Devereux, Ladislav Timulak and Daragh Keogh

Women’s experiences of group intervention with schema therapy techniques: A qualitative process analysis
Sevda Sari and Faruk Gençöz

Self-concept of relational skills in psychotherapy trainees: A pilot study
Elitsa Tilkidzhieva, Omar C G Gelo, Salvatore Gullo, David E Orlinsky, Kathrin Mörtl and Jutta Fiegl

Exploratory study of automated linguistic analysis for progress monitoring and outcome assessment 
Jonathan Huston, Scott Meier, Myles Faith and Amy Reynolds

Deciding what belongs: How psychotherapists in New Zealand attend to religion and/or spirituality in psychotherapy
Helen Jane Florence, Barbara Mckenzie-Green and Keith Tudor

Counsellors in the National Health Service: A mixed-method study of efficacy and satisfaction from the counsellor perspective
Gemma Ryan, Charlie Duncan and Naomi P Moller

Cover of CPR September 2019


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CPR welcomes UK and international submissions from counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, or other related professional groups. CPR promotes reflective writing and encourages authors to write about their engagement with their research.

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