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.

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Latest issue - September 2020


Counselling and psychotherapy post‐COVID‐19 (open access)
Panos Vostanis, Chance A Bell

The challenges and experiences of psychotherapists working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic (open access)
Alistair Graham McBeath PhD, Simon du Plock PhD, Sofie Bager‐Charleson PhD

Predicting psychological service providers' empowerment in the light of the COVID‐19 pandemic outbreak: A structural equation modelling analysis (open access)

Special section on research methods

Introduction to the Special Section ‘Innovative counselling and psychotherapy research methods’: Defining the future of counselling and psychotherapy research
Ueli Kramer, Ladislav Timulak

Considering methodological integrity in counselling and psychotherapy research
Heidi M Levitt, Zenobia Morrill, Kathleen M Collins

Theoretically informed qualitative psychotherapy research: A primer
Joana Hissa, Ladislav Timulak

Using time‐lagged panel data analysis to study mechanisms of change in psychotherapy research: Methodological recommendations (open access)
Fredrik Falkenström, Nili Solomonov, Julian Rubel

Studying psychotherapy change in narrative terms: The innovative moments method
João Batista, Joana Silva, Carina Magalhães, Helena Ferreira, Pablo Fernández‐Navarro, Miguel M. Gonçalves

Reciprocal language style matching in psychotherapy research
Katie Aafjes‐van Doorn, Lena Müller‐Frommeyer

Integrating clients' moment‐to‐moment ratings into psychotherapy research: A novel approach
Elizabeth A Penix, Joshua K Swift, Wilson T Trusty

The facilitative interpersonal skills method: Difficult psychotherapy moments and appropriate therapist responsiveness
Timothy Anderson, Joshua D Finkelstein, Sarah A Horvath

Idiographic network analysis of discrete mood states prior to treatment
Esther Howe, Hannah G Bosley, Aaron J Fisher

The construction of emotional experience: State‐related emotional awareness and its application to psychotherapy research and practice
Richard D Lane

Integrating core conflictual relationship themes in neurobiological assessment of interpersonal processes in psychotherapy
Loris Grandjean, Hélène Beuchat, Lucien Gyger, Yves de Roten, Jean‐Nicolas Despland, Bogdan Draganski, Ueli Kramer

Original articles

Exploring the factors affecting child and adolescent psychotherapists' and counsellors' decision‐making in clinical work with parents
Laine Jäderberg, Stephen P Goss, Alistair Graham McBeath

An exploration of the experiences that counsellors have of taking care of their own mental, emotional and spiritual well‐being
Heather Barton

Working with suicidal clients: Psychotherapists and allied professionals speak about their experiences
Susan Scupham, Stephen P Goss

Learning and change within person‐centred therapy: Views of expert therapists
Susan Renger, Ann Macaskill, Bill Naylor

How trainee therapists experience resilience: An interpretative phenomenological analysis
Duncan Christopher Roebuck, Kate Reid

Brief research report

The relationship between premarital counselling and marital harmony among families in Lugari, Kakamega County, Kenya
Edward Muluhya Keverenge, Robert C Kipnusu, Prisca Tarus, Jane Karimi

Cover of CPR March 2020


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