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Title: The secret side of the moon : hidden aspects of the therapist's world
Author: Quin, Barbara Jean
ISNI:       0000 0001 3503 7389
Awarding Body: University of Bath
Current Institution: University of Bath
Date of Award: 1997
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This Journey is taken within the framework of New Paradigm research. It explores my personal journey, in my roles of therapist and researcher, and in my private world; and the journeys of some of my therapist colleagues, from the field of child and family therapy, and from my profession, clinical psychology. It is a journey through time, towards an open terrain, where many truths can exist together, and many voices be heard. It explores the nature of silence, and the complexities involved in fully fording voice. At the core of this exploration is the dialogue between the modes of expression and explanation, and how they may be differently experienced by women and men. Hidden knowledge, and how to share it, are important at a cultural level. They are also at the core of therapy, so this exploration brings new insights about this special type of work and the people who choose to do it. First, I tell you Barbara's Story, to introduce your guide. Next comes the Research Journey. In it you meet the criteria that guided my sense-making, and the ideas I explored through encounter with the literature. Then, you meet my exploration in action and reflection with colleagues. Finally, I show you the process of bringing the ideas and action together, where the research comes into full voice. After reflecting on the Research Journey, I introduce you to the territory I discovered. I remind you of the areas of concern and the conceptual threads that guided the journey. Then, through the Stories contributed by my colleagues, I tell you about the country we found in our work together: a hidden world, like the secret side of the moon, full of whispers and truths known but unspoken, a world with much pain, but also much love and hope.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Psychology