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Dr Alistair McBeath

  

 

Dr Alistair McBeath

BSc (Hons), MSc, MA, PhD, MBACP, C.Psychol, AFBPsS, CSci, UKCP

Academic Advisor and Module Leader

E-mail: Alistair.mcbeath@metanoia.ac.uk

Telephone: 0131 552 2895

Telephone: 020 8579 2505

 

Biography

Dr McBeath is a Chartered Psychologist and UKCP registered Psychotherapist. He works for a psychology and counselling consultancy in Edinburgh (www.craigiepartnership.co.uk) alongside his own private practice (www.edinburghtherapist.com). He has been a Research Supervisor at Metanoia Institute, for more than ten years. He is also a research supervisor with the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Dr McBeath was a founder member and assessor for the BPS Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy. He remains committed to an active research role and. currently, is part of a research team within the Metanoia Research Academy working on the relationship between therapy practice and research.

Dr McBeath undertook a four-year clinical attachment at Guy’s Hospital prior to setting up in practice; he trained at Regent’s College. He is Co-editor of the European Journal for Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy.

 

Institute Roles (as applicable)

  • Research Supervisor - D. Psych Programme.

 

Recent Publications

 

  • McBeath, A.G. (2022 – in press). Using Online Surveys Creatively in Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. In S. Bager-Charleson & A.G. McBeath (Eds). Supporting Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed methods Research. Palgrave: MacMillan
  • McBeath, A.G. (2022 – in press). Mixed Methods Research: The Case for the Pragmatic Researcher. In S. Bager-Charleson & A.G. McBeath (Eds). Supporting Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed methods Research. Palgrave: MacMillan
  • Bager-Charleson, S & McBeath, A.G. (2021) Containment, compassion and clarity: Mixed-methods research into supervision during doctoral research for psychotherapists and counselling psychologists. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research.  https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12498 
  • Bager-Charleson, S. & McBeath, A.G. (2021) What support do therapists need to do research? A review of studies into how therapists experience research, Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 21(3), 555-569.https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12432
  • Marais, G., & McBeath, A.G. (2021) Therapists’ lived experience of self-disclosure. European Journal for Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy, Vol 11, 72-86.
  • Bager-Charleson, S., McBeath, A.G., & Vostanis P. (2021) Building bridges with mixed methods research? Editorial CPR. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 21:48–51. https:// doi.org/10.1002/capr.12377
  • McBeath, A.G, du Plock., & Bager-Charleson, S. (2020). The challenges and experiences of psychotherapists working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 20 (3), 394-405.
  • Bager-Charleson, S., du Plock, S., McBeath, A. G. (2020) Therapists as Research Practitioners. Transitions through the lenses of Access, Identity and Opportunity. European Journal Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy, Vol. 10, 93-109.
  • McBeath, A.G. (2020). Enjoying Quantitative research with Statistics. In S. Bager-Charleson & A.G. McBeath (Eds). Enjoying Research in the Field of Therapy. Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed methods Research. Palgrave: MacMillan
  • McBeath, A.G. (2020). Doing Quantitative research with a Survey. In S. Bager-Charleson & A.G. McBeath (Eds). Enjoying Research in the Field of Therapy. Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed methods Research. Palgrave: MacMillan
  • Bager-Charleson, S. & McBeath, A.G. (2020). Enjoying Research in the Field of Therapy. Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed methods Research. Palgrave: MacMillan
  • McBeath, A., Bager-Charleson, S. & Abarbanel. A. (2020). Therapists and Academic Writing: ‘Once upon a time psychotherapy practitioners and researchers were the same people’. European Journal for Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy.
  • Jäderberg, L., McBeath, A.G., & Goss, S. (2019) Exploring the factors affecting child and adolescent psychotherapists’ and counsellors’ decision making in clinical work with parents. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. https://doi 10.1002/CAPR.12279
  • McBeath A.G. (2019). The motivations of psychotherapists: An in-depth survey. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 19(4), 377-387. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12225
  • Bager-Charleson S., McBeath A.G., & du Plock S. (2019) The relationship between psychotherapy practice and research: A mixed-methods exploration of practitioners’ views. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 19(3):195–205. https://doi. org/10.1002/capr.12196
  • Bager-Charleson, S. McBeath, A.G. & du Plock, S. (2019). Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, What core knowledge is needed to be a therapist? 19 (3), 182-185. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12246
  • Bager-Charleson, S. du Plock, S & McBeath, A.G. (2018) Therapists Have a lot to Add to the Field of Research, but Many Don’t Make it There: A Narrative Thematic Inquiry into Counsellors’ and Psychotherapists’ Embodied Engagement with Research. Psychoanalysis and Language, 7 (1), 4-22.
  • McBeath, A.G. (2018) Sadness and Depression: Different Phenomena Psychotherapy Review, 61, British Psychological Society. 24-29.

 

Conference Presentations 

Metanoia Research Academy – February 25th, 2022 

  • Pragmatic mixed methods research in counselling and Psychotherapy 
  • Doing online surveys creatively in counselling and psychotherapy  

UKCP Research Conference – June 2022. 

  • The experience of research supervision in counselling and psychotherapy: a mixed methods study.  

 

 

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