What are therapists’ experiences of practising short term therapy at a bereavement service?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90114
Title:
What are therapists’ experiences of practising short term therapy at a bereavement service?
Authors:
Wilshaw, Kim
Abstract:
This investigation used a qualitative method to carry out a study on ‘What are therapists’ experiences of practising short term therapy at a bereavement service?’ The author was provoked to investigate the phenomena while practising at the City and East London Bereavement service (in 2004). The literature on the area of interest was explored in-depth in the study. The concepts of bereavement and grief, short term therapy, supporting literature and the bereavement model at the Service were discussed. A phenomenological method was chosen to carry out the study. The author was directly influenced by the philosophy of transcendental phenomenology (Husserl 1967; Heidegger 1977). The researcher carried out steps for the data collection which included letters for the recruitment process, consent forms, and ethical considerations prior to the interview stage. Six therapists at the City and East London Bereavement Service responded and were interviewed on their experiences. Transcripts were analysed via Van Kaam’s method. The findings included examples from one participant and the composite description where six themes emerged: i) therapists experienced short term therapy as helpful to bereaved clients; ii) what therapists found unhelpful about short term therapy; iii) the experience of the bereavement model; iv) therapists’ skills; v) how therapists perceived the future of the bereavement service; and finally, vi) the personal impact it had on therapists practising short term therapy at the City and East London Bereavement Service.
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90114
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorWilshaw, Kimen
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-20T09:01:24Z-
dc.date.available2010-01-20T09:01:24Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/90114-
dc.description.abstractThis investigation used a qualitative method to carry out a study on ‘What are therapists’ experiences of practising short term therapy at a bereavement service?’ The author was provoked to investigate the phenomena while practising at the City and East London Bereavement service (in 2004). The literature on the area of interest was explored in-depth in the study. The concepts of bereavement and grief, short term therapy, supporting literature and the bereavement model at the Service were discussed. A phenomenological method was chosen to carry out the study. The author was directly influenced by the philosophy of transcendental phenomenology (Husserl 1967; Heidegger 1977). The researcher carried out steps for the data collection which included letters for the recruitment process, consent forms, and ethical considerations prior to the interview stage. Six therapists at the City and East London Bereavement Service responded and were interviewed on their experiences. Transcripts were analysed via Van Kaam’s method. The findings included examples from one participant and the composite description where six themes emerged: i) therapists experienced short term therapy as helpful to bereaved clients; ii) what therapists found unhelpful about short term therapy; iii) the experience of the bereavement model; iv) therapists’ skills; v) how therapists perceived the future of the bereavement service; and finally, vi) the personal impact it had on therapists practising short term therapy at the City and East London Bereavement Service.en
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dc.subjectbereavementen
dc.subjectcounsellingen
dc.subjectpsychotherapyen
dc.subjectshort term therapyen
dc.titleWhat are therapists’ experiences of practising short term therapy at a bereavement service?en
dc.typeThesisen
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