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Title: A grounded theory investigation of therapists' experiences of evidence-based practice
Author: Wilkes, Richard S.
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2008
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The phenomenon of Evidenced Based Practice (EBP) for psychotherapy has gained increased momentum over the past decade and has ramifications for practitioners’ professional behaviour and thinking. This study aims to initiate research on therapists’ experiences of EBP to understand their processes in interacting with this contemporary aspect of practice. A semi-structured interview method was used, and ten participants recruited; of which 4 were men and 6 women, all were clinical/counselling psychologists or psychotherapists, with experience ranging considerably. Accounts analysed according to Glaser’s 1992 method of grounded theory suggested a process model of EBP, where the practitioner experiences EBP according to the environment in which it is introduced and in relation to their beliefs and values. This suggests that those responsible for EBP need to monitor the way in which it is implemented and take into account practitioners’ values in order to receive a satisfied adherence from them.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Psych.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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