Women counsellors' experiences of personal therapy: a thematic analysis
Ciclitira, Karen and Starr, Fiona and Marzano, Lisa and Brunswick, Nicola and Costa, Ana (2012) Women counsellors' experiences of personal therapy: a thematic analysis. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 12 (2). pp. 136-145. ISSN 1473-3145
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733145.2011.645050
Background: Following recent moves to relax the requirements for clinical mental health trainees to undergo personal therapy, this qualitative project explored the effects of personal therapy on volunteer counsellors. Method: Interviews were conducted with 19 volunteer counsellors at a women’s community centre, and the data were analysed using thematic analysis. Findings: Emerging themes included the importance of personal therapy for trainee development, key elements of personal therapy and the idea that personal therapy is ‘a double-edged sword’. Discussion: Allowing for evident methodological difficulties in evaluating the impact of personal therapy on trainees, this study suggests that close consideration should be given to the potentially adverse effects of reducing requirements for personal therapy in clinical trainings.
|Research Areas:||A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology|
A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Forensic Psychology Research Group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Applied Health Psychology group
|Deposited On:||18 Jun 2012 07:08|
|Last Modified:||26 Mar 2015 12:45|
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