Finding the Door: a study of the counsellor's experience of working with a patient who may have Asperger's Syndrome

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/120081
Title:
Finding the Door: a study of the counsellor's experience of working with a patient who may have Asperger's Syndrome
Authors:
Naish, Caroline
Abstract:
This project involved a small-scale qualitative study of psychodynamic/psychoanalytic counsellors'/therapists' experiences when working with patients they felt may have Asperger's. Eight experienced therapists practising in the south of England who had done clinical work with such a patient were asked to share their views of what this had meant for them. Semi-structured interviews were used. During a grounded theory analysis of interview transcripts, three key themes emerged: 1. that there is a need for specific training in Asperger's; 2. that the existence of internal and environmental gaps for Asperger's patients leads to cycles of hope and despair in the work; 3. that longer term therapy may be the preferred treatment choice for Asperger's patients. It is suggested that more research needs to be done into what constitutes the most effective single treatment approach, or blend of approaches.
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/120081
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
Masters Dissertation
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorNaish, Carolineen
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-20T16:10:51Z-
dc.date.available2011-01-20T16:10:51Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/120081-
dc.descriptionMasters Dissertationen
dc.description.abstractThis project involved a small-scale qualitative study of psychodynamic/psychoanalytic counsellors'/therapists' experiences when working with patients they felt may have Asperger's. Eight experienced therapists practising in the south of England who had done clinical work with such a patient were asked to share their views of what this had meant for them. Semi-structured interviews were used. During a grounded theory analysis of interview transcripts, three key themes emerged: 1. that there is a need for specific training in Asperger's; 2. that the existence of internal and environmental gaps for Asperger's patients leads to cycles of hope and despair in the work; 3. that longer term therapy may be the preferred treatment choice for Asperger's patients. It is suggested that more research needs to be done into what constitutes the most effective single treatment approach, or blend of approaches.en
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dc.subjectcounsellorsen
dc.subjectExperienceen
dc.subjectAsperger's Syndromeen
dc.subjectPatienten
dc.titleFinding the Door: a study of the counsellor's experience of working with a patient who may have Asperger's Syndromeen
dc.typeThesisen
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