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 2021

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Open access
Researching online counselling and psychotherapy: The past, the present and the future
Terry Hanley

The software will see you now: The promise and peril of digital therapy
Lawrence Quill

Open access
Online counselling and goal achievement: Exploring meaningful change and the types of goals progressed by young people
Jenna Jacob, Luis Costa da Silva, Aaron Sefi, Julian Edbrooke-Childs

Testing, testing, one, two, three: Service user evaluation of three standard measures of mental health and well‐being in an online counselling and support service for children and young people
Aaron Sefi, Ian Frampton

Open access
A systematic review of higher education students' experiences of engaging with online therapy
Terry Hanley, Claire Wyatt

Videoconferencing at home for psychotherapy in the postpartum period: Identifying drivers of successful engagement and important therapeutic conditions for meaningful use
Jennifer M. Hensel, Rebecca Yang, Simone N. Vigod, Laura Desveaux

Open access
Therapists' experiences of providing online counselling: A qualitative study
Jonell Smith, Ewan Gillon

Methodological paper

What support do therapists need to do research? A review of studies into how therapists experience research
Sofie Bager-Charleson, Alistair G. McBeath

Review article

Open access 
The use of banter in psychotherapy: A systematic literature review
Adrian B. J. Brooks, Pauline L. Herrmann, Sylke Andreas

Original articles

Ambivalence and the working alliance in variants of cognitive‐behavioural therapy for generalised anxiety disorder
Nikoo Norouzian, Henny A. Westra, Melissa L. Button, Michael J. Constantino, Martin M. Antony

Arts for the Blues: The development of a new evidence‐based creative group psychotherapy for depression
Joanna Omylinska-Thurston, Vicky Karkou, Ailsa Parsons, Kerry Nair, Linda Dubrow-Marshall, Jennifer Starkey, Scott Thurston, Irene Dudley-Swarbrick, Surina Sharma

The dose‐effect model is good enough
Keke Schuler, Elizabeth D. Kilmer, Jennifer Callahan, Kristan Dziurzynski, Joshua Swift

Self‐criticism and self‐reassurance in individuals with recurrent depression: Effects of mindfulness‐based cognitive therapy and relationship to relapse
Elisabeth Schanche, Jon Vøllestad, Endre Visted, Julie Lillebostad Svendsen, Per-Einar Binder, Berge Osnes, Petter Franer, Lin Sørensen

Survivor‐led relational psychotherapy and embodied trauma: A qualitative inquiry
Caroline Forde, Nata Duvvury

Situational analysis mapping for transformative thinking, conceptualisation and dialogues in counselling practice
Tanya E. Mudry PhD, MSc, Vanessa Vegter MSc, Tom Strong PhD, MEd

Categories of transdiagnostic processes: Qualitative data from psychotherapy practitioners
António Farinha-Fernandes, Nuno Conceição, Rita Silva

Open access
What do laypersons believe characterises a competent psychotherapist?
Franziska Kühne, Peter Eric Heinze, Florian Weck

Psychological therapists’ experiences of occupational stress and team environment in oncology settings
Giovanna Reitano

The impact of seating arrangement and therapy task on therapeutic alliance formation
Eóin Rickard, David Hevey, Charlotte Wilson


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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.

Please see the Author guidelines on the Wiley website for information on making a submission. If you’d like to discuss a submission, please email the editor Panos Vostanis at cpr.editor@bacp.co.uk.


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