Innovative approaches to exploring processes of change in counseling psychology: Insights and principles for future research

Zilcha-Mano, Sigal; Ramseyer, Fabian T. (2020). Innovative approaches to exploring processes of change in counseling psychology: Insights and principles for future research. Journal of counseling psychology, 67(4), pp. 409-419. American Psychological Association 10.1037/cou0000426

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In recent years, innovative approaches have been implemented in counseling and psychotherapy research, creating new and exciting interdisciplinary subfields. The findings that emerged from the implementation of these approaches demonstrate their potential to deepen our understanding of therapeutic change. This article serves as an introduction to the "Innovative Approaches to Exploring Processes of Change in Counseling Psychology" special issue. The special issue includes articles representing several of the most promising approaches. Each article seeks to serve as a sourcebook for implementing a given approach in counseling research, in such areas as the assessment of coregulation processes, language processing, physiology, motion synchrony, event-related potentials, hormonal measures, and sociometric signals captured by a badge. The studies included in this special issue represent some of the most promising pathways for future studies and provide valuable resources for researchers, as well as clinicians interested in implementing such approaches and/or being educated consumers of empirical findings based on such approaches. This introduction synthesizes the articles in the special issue and proposes a list of guidelines for conducting and consuming research that implements new approaches for studying the process of therapeutic change. We believe that we are not far from the day when these approaches will be instrumental in everyday counseling practice, where they can assist therapists and patients in their collaborative efforts to reduce suffering and increase thriving

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Journal Article (Review Article)


07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

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Ramseyer, Fabian


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




American Psychological Association




Fabian Ramseyer

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01 Dec 2020 10:52

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01 Dec 2020 10:52

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