The Core Competencies:
Domain 12: Research
A European Psychotherapist is competent to: -
- §12.1: Be aware of psychotherapy research
- 12.1.1: Awareness of psychotherapy research: which involves – recognising the value of research in the systematic evaluation of psychotherapy practice; being aware of what psychotherapy research has been done and how it impacts on current practice; being aware of different research parameters and methodologies; being aware of appropriate research methods, especially for one’s own modality of psychotherapy; etc.
- 12.1.2: Make use of psychotherapy research: which involves – having the ability to access sources of information from a wide range of resources (books, journals, internet, etc.) that can inform one’s practice; being able to evaluate research and other evidence to inform one’s own practice; utilising or adapting any significant and appropriate findings to improve one’s practice; changing one’s practice in the light of any newly evidenced developments; etc.
Note: There was another section here about "Doing Appropriate Research". This was cut out of the final document as it was felt that this particular competency was not a "Core Competency" for a psychotherapist; perhaps more of a Specialist Competency. It was therefore decided to omit this section.
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