An investigation into the development of criteria for the evaluation of a voluntary sector youth counselling agency.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90337
Title:
An investigation into the development of criteria for the evaluation of a voluntary sector youth counselling agency.
Authors:
Todd, Val
Abstract:
This dissertation describes a qualitative case-study investigation, using action research into the development of criteria for an evaluation system in a youth counselling agency. The study is followed from the search for a suitable evaluation system to test, to the researcher’s discussion of the findings. Chapter One introduces the entire study and explains why it took place. Chapter Two discusses evaluation theory as applied to the world counselling and psychotherapy and surveys the literature written over the last thirty or forty years. In Chapter Three, the different methods considered for the study are described, and the reasons for adopting a case study framework for a practitioner-focused model of action research are given. Within this method, open-ended, phenomenological interviews were used to record the experience of counsellors using the ‘Teen’ CORE evaluation system. These interviews were analysed and the findings are given in Chapter Five, together with findings from other sources. In the final chapter, the study as a whole is discussed including the researcher’s experience of action research, the findings so far and includes suggestions for the next cycle of research.
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90337
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorTodd, Valen
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dc.date.issued2003-
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dc.description.abstractThis dissertation describes a qualitative case-study investigation, using action research into the development of criteria for an evaluation system in a youth counselling agency. The study is followed from the search for a suitable evaluation system to test, to the researcher’s discussion of the findings. Chapter One introduces the entire study and explains why it took place. Chapter Two discusses evaluation theory as applied to the world counselling and psychotherapy and surveys the literature written over the last thirty or forty years. In Chapter Three, the different methods considered for the study are described, and the reasons for adopting a case study framework for a practitioner-focused model of action research are given. Within this method, open-ended, phenomenological interviews were used to record the experience of counsellors using the ‘Teen’ CORE evaluation system. These interviews were analysed and the findings are given in Chapter Five, together with findings from other sources. In the final chapter, the study as a whole is discussed including the researcher’s experience of action research, the findings so far and includes suggestions for the next cycle of research.en
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dc.subjectEvaluationen
dc.subjectAction Researchen
dc.subjectEvidence based practiceen
dc.subjectPractice Based Evidenceen
dc.titleAn investigation into the development of criteria for the evaluation of a voluntary sector youth counselling agency.en
dc.typeThesisen
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