An exploration of counselling/psychotherapy in an oncology setting

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/89994
Title:
An exploration of counselling/psychotherapy in an oncology setting
Authors:
Heywood, Elaine
Abstract:
This thesis aimed to answer the question ‘what do qualitative and quantitative evaluation tools show us about the process and outcome of existential-analytic counselling/psychotherapy in an oncology setting? It also aimed to describe what happens during short-term counselling/psychotherapy in an oncology setting and to explore why patients/clients on current outcome measures improve or remain the same and yet seem to benefit subjectively from the counselling/psychotherapy. It used the phenomenological method developed by Giorgi with the CORE system questionnaire as triangulation and comparison. It concludes that the phenomenological method provides a philosophically valid, and clinically useful tool for describing process and outcome in counselling/psychotherapy, which correlates with the CORE system. It outlines some of the researcher’s reservations about the validity of the CORE statistics, whilst acknowledging the advantages of the CORE system.
Issue Date:
2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/89994
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
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UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorHeywood, Elaineen
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dc.description.abstractThis thesis aimed to answer the question ‘what do qualitative and quantitative evaluation tools show us about the process and outcome of existential-analytic counselling/psychotherapy in an oncology setting? It also aimed to describe what happens during short-term counselling/psychotherapy in an oncology setting and to explore why patients/clients on current outcome measures improve or remain the same and yet seem to benefit subjectively from the counselling/psychotherapy. It used the phenomenological method developed by Giorgi with the CORE system questionnaire as triangulation and comparison. It concludes that the phenomenological method provides a philosophically valid, and clinically useful tool for describing process and outcome in counselling/psychotherapy, which correlates with the CORE system. It outlines some of the researcher’s reservations about the validity of the CORE statistics, whilst acknowledging the advantages of the CORE system.en
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dc.subjectCOREen
dc.subjectCounsellingen
dc.subjectEvaluationen
dc.subjectOncologyen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.titleAn exploration of counselling/psychotherapy in an oncology settingen
dc.typeThesisen
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