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Title: A portfolio of academic, therapeutic practice and research work : including an investigation of : interpretative phenomenological analysis of how therapists understand women's relationship experiences to abusive partners
Author: Shah, Gayatri
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2013
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The objective of this research was to explore how therapists understand and Conceptualize women's relationship experiences including those of intimacy and love to abusive partners. Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis this research aimed to understand participants' subjective accounts of this phenomenon within their therapeutic practice exploring meanings participant gave to their experiences. Six therapists were recruited and interviewed about their experiences of bow they understood women's relationship experiences with abusive partners. Therapists' understanding related to therapists perceptions of multiple selves of women as responsible, abusive, vulnerable, impact of women's relationship experiences on the therapist's self, their perceptions about love as a phenomena and agency and power and control for self and other amongst others. Further research could be carried out to identify significant events in therapy when women and therapists engage in exploring women's relationship experiences of intimacy and love to their abusive partners.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Psych.D) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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