The Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology Reflections (PCPR) Research Centre initiates and supports high-quality research of national and international standing. We use contemporary methodologies to explore new and emerging topics within psychotherapy and counselling psychology.
Our 5th Annual One-Day Conference will take place on Saturday 9 June 2018 at Regent’s University London
Perspectives on suicidal ideation and self-harm: impact on therapists and psychotherapeutic approaches to helping people at risk.
The Centre has an outstanding reputation for existential and phenomenological research in psychotherapy and counselling psychology, supporting the masters' and doctorate programmes offered by Regent’s School of Psychotherapy & Psychology (RSPP).
The PCPR Research Centre was founded in July 2010 to develop research in line with scholarly aspirations of staff, attract funding and develop partnerships with external institutions. Since its inception the Centre has established research streams and projects in the following areas:
The Centre promotes a non-doctrinaire, integrative attitude to psychotherapy and counselling psychology research using critical theory, philosophical reflection and reflexive clinical practice.
By bringing together a range of theoretical approaches, staff expose students to difference in conceptualisation, epistemological traditions and philosophical principles, enabling the development of an open, reflexive attitude to research and practice.
This attitude allows competing and diverse models to be considered both conceptually and experientially so that their areas of interface and divergence can be exposed, considered and clarified.
The aim is to highlight the value of holding the tension between contrasting and often contradictory ideas, of ‘playing with’ their experiential possibilities and of allowing a paradoxical security, which can ‘live with’ and at times even thrive in the absence of final and fixed truths.