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Title: A portfolio of academic, therapeutic practice and research work : including an investigation of : 'closing the gap' : personal meanings among psychotherapists working with clients with long-term health conditions.
Author: Crossley, Isabelle A.
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2013
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Background: While there is a substantial body of research on clients' experiences of chronic illness. there is a dearth of qualitative research examining chronic illness from practitioners' perspectives. Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore how practitioners make sense of clients' long-tern conditions. The objective was to develop a better understanding of Long-term conditions from the perspective of psychotherapists. For this purpose the research asked: How do psychotherapists make sense of their clients' long-term conditions? Method: Five female therapists who had worked with people with long-term conditions for a range of 3-27 years were interviewed. Data was analysed using an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis approach. Results: Two superordinate themes emerged from the data analysis: No 'them' and 'us' and Redrawing boundaries. Participants in this study anchored their understandi.ng of their clients' experiences and of their therapeutic work by drawing similarities between themselves and their clients and non–health-related distinctions with other client groups. Conclusions: Dealing with chronic conditions in a psychotherapeutic context is a process that requires psychotherapists' understanding of their clients' experiences and of their . therapeutic work together. This study elucidated some psychological and therapeutic processes relevant to practitioners working with people with long-term health conditions
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Psych.D) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.604319  DOI: Not available
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