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Client Perspectives on Preferences in Psychotherapy: A Consensual Qualitative Research

In recent years, the international psychotherapy field has seen an increasing recognition of the role that client preferences play in the psychotherapy decision-making process.  Research shows that preference accommodation is associated with reduced dropout and improved outcome. Yet, processes by which this happens—and how preference accommodation can be best applied in clinical practice—have not been… Continue reading Client Perspectives on Preferences in Psychotherapy: A Consensual Qualitative Research

Events, Psychology, Psychology and Counselling research centre, Psychology in the world

Opening Psychology Launch highlights 4 – Psychological insights into professional practices

As part of the launch programme for the School's new research centre, Dr Lee Curley discusses psychological research relevant to the Scottish court system, and Dr Gina Di Malta discusses research into the impacts of accommodating patient preferences in psychotherapy. Attend the whole launch programme or select the events that interest you. Full details of… Continue reading Opening Psychology Launch highlights 4 – Psychological insights into professional practices

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Researching psychotherapy using questionnaires

What methodologies are appropriate in the development of new questionnaires in psychotherapy? Dr Gina Di Malta from the School of Psychology and Counselling is lead author of a new article that introduces an in-depth qualitative method called the Three-Step Test Interview (TSTI) in order to refine a psychometric test that can be used in large-scale… Continue reading Researching psychotherapy using questionnaires

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Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Gina di Malta

This week we introduce another of the new academics in the School, Dr Gina Di Malta, Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Tell us about your interests and the area of psychology that you work in.   My area of work is counselling psychology, an approach to psychology practice which is based on humanistic philosophy and values.… Continue reading Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Gina di Malta