Welcome! Scroll down this page to find the Trainee Handbook, chapters of the BeeLeaf manual and additional resources to support your learning on the course. These resources are only for Students enrolled on the Certificate in Skills & Principles of Contemporary Psychotherapy Course starting April 2020 and not to be shared without explicit permission of BeeLeaf. The resources on this page can be accessed for the duration of the course.
Where can I find additional research on Psychotherapy?
Here is a response from our Research Lead Mike Shallcross:
This is an important and frequently-asked question, by students who are wondering how to get access to academic articles without an institutional login. The field of psychotherapy is too big for any single collection of web links or similar, but there are some useful general approaches to finding academic resources:
(1) Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.co.uk/) is always a good starting point, and it helpfully indicates (on the right of the page) where there’s a freely-downloadable PDF document. These PDFs aren’t just of standard articles; often the author of a book chapter will save a PDF of their chapter somewhere, and Google Scholar will find it for you!
(2) The BASE search engine (https://www.base-search.net/) automatically prioritises open-access books and articles, so again it’s a very useful resource.
(3) Even for articles which are not open-access, you can nearly always get free access to the abstract (using any of the main search engines, e.g. PubMed, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/), and if you just want to refer to the main conclusions of the article, often this is enough.
Obviously if you’re doing a PhD project then you need full academic access, but we’ve found that for Masters-level work there’s always more than enough academic material that can be accessed using the approaches I’ve outlined.
Module 1 Resources
CHAPTER 1 of Training Manual
(You will need to refer to throughout the weekend)