Dr Brian Rodgers

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Programme Leader - BHSc in Counselling, Senior Lecturer

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 Ext 7012

Email: brian.rodgers@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
AUT University  
South Campus (Room MB215)
640 Great South Road
Manukau, Auckland
New Zealand
Postal Address:
AUT University  
South Campus
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand
Links to relevant web pages:
www.drbrianrodgers.com

Qualifications:

PhD (Abertay, UK)
MSc Counselling Studies (Abertay, UK)
Pg Dip Counselling (Strathclyde, UK)
BSc (Auckland, NZ)

Memberships and Affiliations:

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (registered member)
Society for Psychotherapy Research
World Association for Person Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling

Teaching Areas:

Relational approaches to therapy
Humanistic/Person-centred/Experiential approaches
Group work
Counselling Skills
Research methods

Research Areas:

Mental health outcomes
Integration of research into practice
Client directed and outcome informed practice
Client’s experience of therapy/research
Qualitative methodologies
Creative/visual methodologies
Technological innovation in counselling

Research Summary:

My core area of research interest revolves around the outcomes of mental health interventions, in particular counselling and psychotherapy. The focus of my PhD was to explore the potential of alternative approaches to outcome evaluation that allow us to discover what ‘comes out’ of therapy from a client’s perspective rather than the traditional approach of attempting to quantitatively measure predefined domains of outcome. This has led to an interest in how we can integrate authentic enquiry into both research and practice, such that both endeavours collaboratively combine to improve therapeutic outcomes and produce meaningful research results.

I have supervised a diverse range of student research projects including topics such as pedagogy of counsellor education, maintaining the therapeutic alliance, psychotherapy in forensic mental health, sibling suicide bereavement, video gaming and psychotherapy, gender in psychotherapy, shame and self-acceptance, counsellor identification with client issues, women’s perception of counselling following miscarriage, therapist’s experience of working with gay male clients, counselling support for young athletes, counsellor’s experiences of unemployment, client versus counsellor perceptions of helpful and unhelpful aspects of therapy, person-centred approaches to leadership, and person-centred creative practices with young people.

Publications:

Zech, E., Brison, C., Elliott, R., Rodgers, B. & Cornelius-White, J. H. D. (in press). Measuring Rogers’ Conception of Personality Development: Validation of the Strathclyde Inventory-French Version. Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies.

Nai, K., & Rodgers, B. (2017). Intentionally brief therapy: A brief exploration of the literature. New Zealand Journal of Counselling, 37 (2). 37-55.

Rodgers, B. (2017). The trouble with numbers: Some fundamental flaws with using standardised outcome measures. Psychotherapy and Politics International, 15 (3). doi: 10.1002/ppi.1423

Rodgers, B., & Tudor, K. (2017). Editorial: The Politics of Research. Psychotherapy and Politics International, 15 (3). doi: 10.1002/ppi.1423

Karaoulani, I., Rodgers, B., & Hunt, N. (2017). How volunteer person-centered counselors feel they have been affected by not finding work. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 16(1), 68-85. doi:10.1080/14779757.2017.1298047

Elliott, R,. Wagner, J., Sales, C., Rodgers, B., Alves, P., & Café, M. J. (2015). Psychometrics of the Personal Questionnaire: A Client-Generated Outcome Measure. Psychological Assessment. doi:10.1037/pas0000174

Rodgers, B. & Elliott, R. (2015). Qualitative Methods in Psychotherapy Outcome Research. In O. Gelo, A. Pritz & B. Rieken (eds.), Psychotherapy Research: Foundations, Process and Outcome.  Vienna: Springer-Verlag.

Rodgers, B. (2014) A picture is worth a thousand words: Using visual methodology to explore a client’s experience of change. Presentation given at 45th International Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Copenhagen, Denmark.
 
Rodgers, B. & Stephen, S. (2013) Quantitative outcomes of Person-Centred and Emotion-Focused Therapies for social anxiety. Presentation given at 44th International Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Brisbane, Australia

Hume-Chignall, S. & Rodgers, B. (2013) A multi-perspective case comparison study of helpful and unhelpful aspects of person-centred and emotion-focused therapy for social anxiety. Presentation given at 44th International Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Brisbane, Australia

Rodgers, B. (2013). E-learning for counsellors working with children and young people: current resources. BACP, UK, available online at http://counsellingminded.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/rodgers-Counselling-MindEd-report.pdf 

Rodgers, B. & Elliott, R. (2012). Person-Centred & Experiential Approaches to Social Anxiety:  Outcome analysis, Presentation given at 10th International Conference for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling, Antwerp, Belgium.
 
Rodgers, B. (2012) Beyond numbers and words: The untapped potential of visual methods of outcome evaluation, Presentation given at British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Conference, Edinburgh, UK

MacLeod, R., Elliott, R., & Rodgers, B. (2011). Process-experiential/emotion-focused therapy for social anxiety: A hermeneutic single-case efficacy design study. Psychotherapy Research, 22(1), 67–81.
 
Rodgers, B. (2011). Life Space Mapping as Assisted Reflexivity: a method for helping clients to reflect on change in therapy, Presentation given at British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Conference, Liverpool, UK

Rodgers, B. (2010). Life Space Mapping versus the CORE-OM questionnaire: The clients' perspective on outcome measurement, Presentation given at British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Conference, London, UK

Rodgers, B. & Elliott, R. (2010). Person-Centred/Experiential Approaches to Social Anxiety: Initial Outcome Results, Presentation given at British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Conference, London, UK

Rodgers, B., Freire, B., Cooper, M., Elliott, R. (2008). Person-centred/Experiential approaches to Social Anxiety, Presentation given at COSCA’s 5th Annual Counselling Research Dialogue, Stirling, UK.

Rodgers, B., Elliott, R. Cooper, M., Freire, B., Sanders, T. & Carrick, L. (2008). Social Anxiety: a person-centred and experiential approach, Presentation given at 8th International Conference for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling, Norwich, UK.

McLeod, J. & Rodgers, B. (2008). Evaluation of brief counselling skills for community workers, Tayside Institute for Health Studies, Dundee, UK

McLeod, J. & Rodgers, B. (2006). Bringing counselling skills to the community: does it work? An evaluation of a brief counselling skills training for community workers, Presentation given at COSCA’s 3rd Annual Counselling Research Dialogue, Stirling, UK.
 
Rodgers, B. (2006). Exploring the client's perception of change using Life Space Mapping, Presentation given at 7th International Conference for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling, Potsdam, Germany.

Rodgers, B. (2006). Life space mapping: preliminary results from the development of a new method for investigating counselling outcomes, Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 6(4), 227-232
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Rodgers, B. (2004). Life space mapping: development of a new method for investigating counselling outcomes, Presentation given at British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Conference, London, UK.

Rodgers, B. (2003). An Exploration into the Client at the Heart of Therapy: A qualitative perspective, Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies, 2(1), 19-30.

Rodgers, B. (2002). An investigation into the client at the heart of therapy, Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 2(3), 185-193.

Rodgers, B. (2002). The Client at the Heart of Therapy, Presentation given at COSCA’s 1st Annual Counselling Research Dialogue, Dundee, UK.