Practitioner research networks
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) have set up a lively practitioner research network made up of therapists and researchers to develop collaboration opportunities and to produce practice-based evidence for the use of practitioners.
The Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT) is encouraging family therapy practitioners to form practitioner research networks (PRNs). Many practitioners would like to be involved in research but their context does not allow them to initiate projects on their own.
By working collaboratively, a group of practitioners can create significant research findings and, because the project is designed by and for practitioners, these projects are likely to have direct clinical usefulness.
Through the wonders of the internet, these networks do not even need to be confined to a single country. Initiatives towards PRNs are being fostered by the UKCP and EFTA research committees.
If you would like to be involved please complete the UKCP's PRN information form.
Our distribution list can also be used to foster links and collaborations between current and would-be researchers. If you would like to contact other systemic researchers in your area of interest, please let us know.