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Title: A portfolio of research work, including a thematic analysis of how therapists use their embodied experiences in the therapeutic process
Author: Kokkalis, Joy
ISNI:       0000 0004 7967 3055
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2019
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This portfolio presents the research component of my work during my five-year training for the Practitioner Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology at the University of Surrey. It comprises of a literature review and two qualitative research studies. My literature review explores the professional and ethical issues in the therapeutic relationship between clients who meet the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and trainee counselling psychologists. My first qualitative study then follows on from this review. This empirical research, is an Interpretative-Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) of trainee counselling psychologists' lived experience of working therapeutically with clients who meet the DSM-5 criteria for BPD. Lastly, my final research project is a Thematic Analysis (T.A.) of how therapists use their own embodied experiences in the therapeutic process.
Supervisor: Manafi, Elena ; Harnagea, Cristina ; Pliakou, Natalia Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Psych.) Qualification Level: Doctoral