Working through Grief: The experience of Counsellors and Psychotherapists who practice during a period of personal bereavement.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90338
Title:
Working through Grief: The experience of Counsellors and Psychotherapists who practice during a period of personal bereavement.
Authors:
Dawney-New, Esther
Abstract:
The experience of my father dying prompted me, a counsellor in training, to search for guidance on the effects bereavement might have on my practice. The search became the basis of this research project. The heuristic approach was chosen as the means of study as it was the one with which I felt most able to engage. This approach in demanding the full involvement of the researcher’s self, alongside the co-researcher is shown to be an involved and challenging process. Counsellors and psychotherapists are interviewed in an attempt to discover the meaning and essence of the experience of being a grieving counsellor. These co-researcher’s experiences are illustrated by the use of verbatim extracts from recorded interviews. Whilst personal meanings are extricated form these interviews, another research process is happening: it is my heuristic journey and involves my complete immersion in the subject. Emphasis is placed on the research process itself and my involvement with it. This becomes an unexpected but important finding of the study. The study reveals varying personal turmoils and conflicts experienced by the co-researchers and myself, both in the experience of being a grieving counsellor and also becoming involved in this study. The power of the research process is demonstrated in the final chapter.
Issue Date:
1997
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90338
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorDawney-New, Estheren
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-22T10:47:29Z-
dc.date.available2010-01-22T10:47:29Z-
dc.date.issued1997-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/90338-
dc.description.abstractThe experience of my father dying prompted me, a counsellor in training, to search for guidance on the effects bereavement might have on my practice. The search became the basis of this research project. The heuristic approach was chosen as the means of study as it was the one with which I felt most able to engage. This approach in demanding the full involvement of the researcher’s self, alongside the co-researcher is shown to be an involved and challenging process. Counsellors and psychotherapists are interviewed in an attempt to discover the meaning and essence of the experience of being a grieving counsellor. These co-researcher’s experiences are illustrated by the use of verbatim extracts from recorded interviews. Whilst personal meanings are extricated form these interviews, another research process is happening: it is my heuristic journey and involves my complete immersion in the subject. Emphasis is placed on the research process itself and my involvement with it. This becomes an unexpected but important finding of the study. The study reveals varying personal turmoils and conflicts experienced by the co-researchers and myself, both in the experience of being a grieving counsellor and also becoming involved in this study. The power of the research process is demonstrated in the final chapter.en
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dc.subjectBereavementen
dc.subjectGriefen
dc.subjectCounsellingen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.subjectHeuristicsen
dc.titleWorking through Grief: The experience of Counsellors and Psychotherapists who practice during a period of personal bereavement.en
dc.typeThesisen
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