Person-centred therapeutic practitioner perspectives on using pre-therapy

Ashcroft, Keir (2020) Person-centred therapeutic practitioner perspectives on using pre-therapy. Masters dissertation, University of Cumbria. Item availability may be restricted.

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This study by Keir Ashcroft set out to answer the question 'What are person-centred practitioner perspectives on using pre-therapy within their practice?'. The study used a qualitative methodology and took a phenomenological approach to the research process. Semi-structured interviews were held with 5 participants, all qualified person-centred therapeutic practitioners, with data analysed using thematic analysis. Their research suggests that: contact reflections can be useful in establishing psychological contact with clients; this can be profoundly rewarding, allowing practitioners to engage with clients in ways that feel respectful and in-keeping with the person-centred approach. Using pre-therapy can be an emotionally intense and demanding experience. Pre-therapy has the potential to be used with an even wider range of clients.

Item Type: Thesis/Dissertation (Masters)
Departments: Institute of Health > Psychology and Psychological Therapies
Additional Information: Dissertation submitted in part fulfilment of the degree of MA Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Cumbria, UK. Word count: 10,993.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2023 15:47
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 11:02
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