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Title: They might tell you if ... : factors influencing a trainee psychologist's information-sharing during supervision
Author: Rothlingova, Zusana
Awarding Body: University of Lincoln
Current Institution: University of Lincoln
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis concentrates on factors influencing the trainee psychologist’s information-sharing in supervision sessions as growing evidence indicated that as many as 97.2% of trainees consciously withhold information from their supervisors. This thesis is divided into two sections. The first section contains a journal paper that is ready for submission. The second section, an extended paper, is to be read in conjunction with the journal paper and details information relevant to the research area that could not be presented within the journal paper. The journal paper concentrates on the main literature about non-disclosure in supervision and highlights the gap which this thesis aims to fill. In order to build a theory about information-sharing in supervision Grounded theory embedded within a theory-building case study research design was used to analyse the video-recordings of supervision sessions. The results of analyses showed that factors underpinning information-sharing could be grouped into those attributable to the supervisor and those attributable to the supervisee and could also be divided between those that promote information-sharing, hinder information sharing and those that have a dynamic role in information-sharing. Owing to limited space, however, the results section of the journal paper focuses mostly on factors that were found to have a dynamic role in information-sharing and these results are discussed in connection with the main literature. The extended paper sets the aim of this research project against a wider literature background about supervision in general and non-disclosure specifically. It offers additional information about the methodology and the process of analyses, and also includes discussion about the choice of methodology, more detailed reflections and a description of memo-writing. The results section concentrates on factors that were found to promote and hinder information-sharing attributable to both supervisor and supervisee. Also presented is the first draft of more generic and abstract theory about intentions and information-sharing that was extrapolated from the data and needs to be further elaborated and tested in further research. In addition, the information gained from the analyses of supervision logs is presented. The results section also contains details about a residual category that was formed from three codes not used in final analyses. The discussion therefore relates to the data presented within the extended paper only.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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