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Title: Ethical dilemmas in therapeutic supervision : a narrative inquiry researching the Maltese context
Author: Falzon, Rose
ISNI:       0000 0004 2724 3483
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2011
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supervision is considered essential as a form of professional mentoring to support good practice in the talking therapies. This research explored the experiences of practitioner supervisors in Malta in order to consider the ethical dilemmas encountered in supervision. The research examined the source of ethical dilemmas and what this revealed about the . cultural context. As a practitioner researcher, I used narrative inquiry and auto-ethnography within an orientation of critical reflexivity as my research methodology. The fieldwork involved unstructured in-depth interviews with eight practitioners and supervisors. A methodology was developed for thickening the narrative synopsis, which presented these interviews in the form of narratives depicting the experience of supervisors working in a variety of settings within the Maltese therapeutic field. The research concluded with a narrative analysis that forms the basis of the researcher's reflections. The concluding chapters identified key inductive observations and questions about the professional practice of supervision and set out the social factors that make this work so challenging and distinctive in the Maltese context.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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