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Research and Development

Within our Research & Development Lab, we share our extensive skills and experience in research and development.

From market research, to academic and highly specialised clinical research projects, we offer a centralised service for all your R&D needs:

Market Research

Stay ahead of the curve, and learn what your existing customers / clients really think about your services or products. We can also support you in discovering ‘the niche’ in market, and predict future trends, giving you that all important competitive edge.

From focus groups and surveys to in-depth quantitative statistical analysis and development proposals, we tailor a cutting edge research and development project specifically to your requirements, giving you the essential authority, confidence and marketing appeal.

Clinical & Academic Research

We offer a highly specialised clinical research and development clinic. For many years we have been leading lights in clinical and therapeutic research in the United Kingdom and across Europe. Our research has been published internationally, and has shaped the way that clinicians and therapists ‘diagnose’ and ‘treat’ their clients/patients.

We have supported leading universities conduct large scale studies, to small clinical practices guiding them in developing systems to record their clinical outcomes (and therefore Practice Based Evidence, EBP!). The Mind Institute itself boasts its very own, highly specialised Internet Addiction Clinic, as a direct result of its in-house research.

Latest Research & Publications

Below is a list of some our latest research and publications, with much more in the pipeline!

Hanley, T., Jordan, C., & Wilk, K. (in press). Planning your research: Design, method and sample. In A.Vossler & N. Moller (Eds.), The Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Handbook.

Humphrey, N., Wolpert, M., Hanley, T., Sefi, A. & Shorrock, M. (2012). Settings. In T. Hanley, N. Humphrey & C. Lennie (Eds).Adolescent Counselling Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice. London: Routledge.Shorrock, M. (2011). The philosophical challenges within counselling psychology: Can Egan’s Skilled Helper Model help?Counselling Psychology Review (26), 3, 63-74.

Shorrock, M. P. (2012). The pragmatic case study of Ed – A man who struggled with Internet addiction. Counselling Psychology Review (27), 2, 23-35.

Shorrock, M. P. (2012). Concerned about Internet Addiction? PRWeb Books, 1-4.

Shorrock, M. P. (2013). A Student’s Perspective. In Hanley, T. Lennie, C. & West, W. (Eds). Introducing Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. London: Sage.

Shorrock, M. P. (2013). Internet Addiction. The Transactional Analyst. (3), 4, 38-45.

Shorrock, M. P. (2013). The pragmatic case study of Ed (Revisited) – A key therapy session with a man who presented with Internet addiction. In press.

Shorrock, M. P. (2013). Is Defusion Decontamination? – An examination of seemingly similar concepts and methods used in Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Transactional Analysis. In press.

Shorrock, M. P. (2013). Why people become Internet addicted: A qualitative meta-synthesis of studies that explore aetiology, predisposing factors and other antecedents to Internet addiction. In press.

Shorrock, M. P. (2013). We’re All Internet Addicted, Aren’t We? Ultifolio (1), 1.

Shorrock, M. P. (2014). The Noose and the Net: Confessions of an Internet Addict. The Transactional Analyst (4), 1, 15-19.

Suedfeld, P., Wilk, K., & Cassel, L. (2009). Flying with strangers: Postmission reflections of multinational space crews. In D. Vakoch (Ed.), Psychology of Space Exploration. (pp. 143-176). Washington, DC: NASA History Series.

Wilk, K. (2014). Using a pluralistic approach in counselling psychology and psychotherapy practice with diverse clients: Explorations into cultural and religious responsiveness within a Western paradigm. Counselling Psychology Review, 29(1), pp.16-28.

NB. We are also currently writing a book chapter for The Handbook of Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy. Mick Cooper and Wendy Dryden are the editors. The chapter is on the following: Difference and diversity in pluralistic therapy: Importance of attending to issues of diversity within pluralistic approach; how wants and preferred methods can vary across gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation; practical guidance on personalising therapies to different minority groups; examples of practice.


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