The course is designed for counselors and psychotherapists who have little knowledge of research methods and analysis, or studied this in the past but are a bit rusty. It is for those who would like to find out the basics needed in order to understand published journal articles and/or to begin to think about conducting their own research related to their therapy. Through a combination of brief lectures and interactive exercises we will learn the basics of quantitative outcome research, and of qualitative methods and analysis, and try some of these out in relation to studies on sexual and relationship therapy.