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Title: Increasing children's participation in therapy : combining understanding of children's experiences of therapy with evidence-based practice
Author: Stefanoff, Justine
ISNI:       0000 0004 2691 1451
Awarding Body: City University London
Current Institution: City, University of London
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis examined children's experiences of therapy and used grounded theory (Strauss & Corbin, 1998) to develop a theory that may explain this. Eighteen children aged 7-14 years who had attended therapy at a child and adolescent mental health service or school-based therapy service participated in an individual interview. The study found that therapy is a process for children and identified sub-processes and activities that work to affect children's experiences of therapy. The professional practice component is a case study describing the use of cognitive behaviour therapy with a thirteen-year-old girl presenting with symptoms of anxiety. The literature review component is a critical review of the empirical literature on the use of motivational interviewing with children.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Psych.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: BF Psychology ; RJ101 Child Health. Child health services