Practice-oriented research: What it takes to do collaborative research in private practice

Kelly Koerner, Louis G. Castonguay

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Abstract: The goal of this paper is to describe the authors’ experience conducting research in and for private practice. Based on two distinct research programs (one guided by a scientist practitioner leading various groups of clinicians and another from a network of practitioners and researchers), a number of practice-oriented studies are presented. Lessons learned from these collaborative projects are discussed in terms of challenges and strategies to deal with them, as well as benefits that can be earned from conducting empirical studies within clinical routine. General recommendations are then offered to foster the engagement of clinicians in their own working environment and to facilitate partnerships between researchers and practitioners in developing and implementing valid, feasible, and informative clinical studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-83
Number of pages17
JournalPsychotherapy Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology


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