Descending from the Source: How psychodynamic therapists experience the transition from long-term training to short-term work

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/120093
Title:
Descending from the Source: How psychodynamic therapists experience the transition from long-term training to short-term work
Authors:
Byworth, Mischka
Abstract:
The aim of this research is to explore how psychodynamic therapists experience the transition from long-term training to short-term work. A brief review of relevant literature confirms the tendency towards short-term work and the implications of this for psychodynamic therapists. It also explores the nature of transition in psychodyanmic thought. The research is a small-scale qualitative study, based on grounded theory princliples and using semi-structured interviews. The results indicate that a significant shift in thinking and practice has taken place over the last twenty years, such that the transition to short-term work is now synonymous with the move from training to paid work. Nevertheless, fear of loss and of the unknown generates resistance, ambivalence, anxiety and a sense of having been "de-skilled". All being well, this is gradually mitigated and contained, through experience and in relationship with others.
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/120093
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
Masters Dissertation
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorByworth, Mischkaen
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-20T16:11:11Z-
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dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/120093-
dc.descriptionMasters Dissertationen
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this research is to explore how psychodynamic therapists experience the transition from long-term training to short-term work. A brief review of relevant literature confirms the tendency towards short-term work and the implications of this for psychodynamic therapists. It also explores the nature of transition in psychodyanmic thought. The research is a small-scale qualitative study, based on grounded theory princliples and using semi-structured interviews. The results indicate that a significant shift in thinking and practice has taken place over the last twenty years, such that the transition to short-term work is now synonymous with the move from training to paid work. Nevertheless, fear of loss and of the unknown generates resistance, ambivalence, anxiety and a sense of having been "de-skilled". All being well, this is gradually mitigated and contained, through experience and in relationship with others.en
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dc.subjectPsychodynamicen
dc.subjectTherapisten
dc.subjecttransitionen
dc.subjectlong-term trainingen
dc.subjectshort-term worken
dc.titleDescending from the Source: How psychodynamic therapists experience the transition from long-term training to short-term worken
dc.typeThesisen
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