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Title: Applications of mindfulness in counselling psychology
Author: Wardley, Matthew
ISNI:       0000 0004 2699 6440
Awarding Body: City University
Current Institution: City, University of London
Date of Award: 2011
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This empirical study investigates therapists’ experience of worksite Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT)1 using an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) methodology. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight participates, who had a range of clinical experience and previous experience of ACT and/or mindfulness training. Data was analysed using an IPA protocol and three themes emerged from the data: Previous experience, which discusses impact of past experiences has had on the experience of ACT training; Self and Others, which explores the role and impact of the self and others on each other; Impact and Application, which looks at what the experience of participating the ACT training was like and how participants integrated it in to their lives. These themes were explored and interpreted using ACT and Relationship Frame Theory (RFT), the theory on which ACT is based, to give an additional level of interpretation. The findings have a number of implications for those offering ACT training and to counselling psychologists. These are discussed along with the limitations of the study and suggestions for future research.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: BF Psychology