• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The aim of this qualitative research study is to determine the affects of personal therapy on trainee counsellors.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Abstract The aim of this qualitative research study is to determine the affects of personal therapy on trainee counsellors. Five trainee counsellors will be interviewed to see what the impact of having to undertake mandatory personal therapy as part of their foundation degree course has had on them. Semi-structured interviews will be used, then thematic analysis (Braun & Clarke, 2006) will be used to analyse these findings. The focus of the research will be to see how personal therapy has affected the trainees financially, emotionally, managing their time to attend sessions and any other ways in which it might have affected them. Introduction Some studies have been undertaken investigating the affects of personal therapy on trainee counsellors. The research on therapists' experience of personal therapy: A descriptive phenomenological study by Oteiza, V (2010) stated that participants acknowledged a positive response to personal therapy and stated that eight out of ten participants found that fifty hours of therapy was not long enough. The limitations of this study were the fact that all counsellors had at least fifteen years experience and were all Spanish. This for me suggested further investigation in to trainee experience was needed. ...read more.

Middle

Although this would be of interest and can be used for further research as greater diversity of participants would be better. Also the type of personal therapy undertaken will also be noted, whether it is psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural or any other type. Materials A digital dictaphone will be used to record all interviews which will then be deleted after the data has been analysed. An ethical approval form provided by Newman University College Supervisor will be used and a consent form for each participant. The researcher will have a list of questions (attached in the appendix) to keep focus during the interview however; freelance questions will also be asked depending on each interview (the questions may be altered after the initial pilot). Procedure I will be adhering to Bonds ethical guidelines (2004) and informing participants that they can, at any time refuse to continue or answer questions. These guidelines are in place to ensure participants do not feel pressured in to continuing with the interview or any aspect of it if they do not feel comfortable discussing it. It will also hopefully create an understanding and a bond between the interviewer and interviewee. Initially, a pilot will be carried out by a researcher to make sure the interview questions are appropriate. ...read more.

Conclusion

Reference: Braun, Virginia and Clarke, Victoria (2006) 'Using thematic analysis in psychology', Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3: 77-101. Available at: http://www.QualResearchPych.com (Accessed 29 December 2011). British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Rugby: BACP; 2004. www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework Bond, Tim (2004) Ethical guidelines for researching counselling and psychotherapy. Rugby: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Lutterworth: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Haenisch, Carmen Von (2011) 'How did compulsory therapy during counselling training influence personal and professional development?', Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 11 (2).148-155. King, Gail (2011) 'Psychodynamic therapists'dilemmas in providing personal therapy to therapists in training: An exploratory study, Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 11 (3).186-195 McLeod, J. (2003) Doing Counselling Research. 2nd edn. Sage Publications Ltd: London. Murphy, David.(2005)" A qualitative study into the experience of mandatory personal therapy during training", Counselling & Psychotherapy Research, Vol 5(1). 27-32. Oteiza, Vicky (2010) Therapist's experience of personal therapy: a descriptive phenomenological study, Counselling & Psychotherapy Research - Vol 10 (3). 222-228 Sanders, P. and Wilkins, P. (2010) First Steps in Practitioner Research. PCCS Books. Appendix Questionnaire: Where you aware how much personal therapy was required for the course? What did you feel about having to have mandatory personal therapy? How did having personal therapy affect your week? How did the extra financial burden affect you? If at all. What do you feel you have gained/lost from personal therapy? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our University Degree Healthcare section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related University Degree Healthcare essays

  1. What are the main challenges faced by mature students studying Healthcare courses in Higher ...

    Young J 1990 Mature Students in Physiotherapy Undergraduate Education. physiotherapy 76: 3 The title could be a little clearer to give the reader an understanding into what the researcher is trying to explore, however, the aims illuminate clearly what the author is trying to explore, namely, differences in problems and needs between mature students and traditional age students.

  2. The aim of this study was to investigate the health and nutritional status of ...

    25 40 41.7 MUAC (cm) At Risk (< 23.5) 6.3 13.3 16.7 Normal 93.8 86.7 83.3 The percentage of participants who were obese or had a low-risk waist circumference decreased with increasing age (Figures 3.28-3.29) and the percentage of participants with an 'at-risk' MUAC increased with increasing age (Figure 3.30).

  1. Critical Review of Two Qualitative Research Articles on Euthanasia

    Information gathered is rich in relevance and detail. Bias may enter due to researcher knowledge of issue studied, but this can be a benefit as the involvement of the interviewer within the data analysis and the effect of his/her own views and experiences on the study can be advantageous to the studies aims (Crookes & Davies, 2004).

  2. Conceptual Foundations of Occupational Therapy

    Place this paste on the brush * Environment Brushing teeth usually would take place in the environment of your own bathroom however could take place in other bathrooms such as in hotels. Materials needed for brushing include; a toothbrush, a bathroom with a sink, toothpaste and possibly mouthwash and dental floss.

  1. Clinical Psychology

    in the field it became apparent that more than a good honours degree in psychology is required to obtain a place in the course. To say the competition for places is spirited would be a serious understatement exemplified by the fact that over 70% of applications in both the U.K and Ireland turn out to be unsuccessful.

  2. Medicine is the science and art of healing. Medicine is a science because it ...

    Pharmacists dispense prescriptions and give advice on the drugs prescribed. Various kinds of therapists give special treatment as ordered by the doctor. Other skilled workers serve in clinics, medical laboratories, X-ray departments, and operating theatres. The jobs of various kinds of medical workers are described later in this article.

  1. Give an account of the most significant theoretical issues which underpin the practice of ...

    to do so becomes compromised, and seeking and consuming the drug becomes compulsive. This behavior results largely from the effects of prolonged drug exposure on brain functioning. Addiction is a brain disease that affects multiple brain circuits, including those involved in reward and motivation, learning and memory, and inhibitory control over behavior.

  2. How can an effective therapeutic relationship contribute to facilitating change in therapy?

    How does a counsellor develop an effective therapeutic relationship that facilitates the change process? Extensive research highlights the therapist?s ability to embody fundamental qualities as crucial in developing a facilitative environment that allows for deep contact with the client and therapeutic change (Corey, 2009; Sprenkle & Blow, 2001; and Norcross & Wampold, 2011).

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work