Exploring the Implications of Organizational Culture on the Therapeutic Philosophy of Counsellors and Psychotherapists Working for an Employee Assistance Programme

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90356
Title:
Exploring the Implications of Organizational Culture on the Therapeutic Philosophy of Counsellors and Psychotherapists Working for an Employee Assistance Programme
Authors:
Maschio, Donatella
Abstract:
In recent years Employee Assistance Programmes have rapidly become one of the largest providers of counselling therapeutic intervention. These organizations recruit and employ an increasing number of counsellors and psychotherapists in order to offer a service to employers for their employees. This growth reflects the increasing welfare concerns of employers towards their employees. It has become directly proportional to the rising research that places stress as one of the major causes of absenteeism in the work place, and also from the legal implications that arise from employees who might hold their employer responsible for failing to account and support them in a stressful work environment. The research uses Discourse Analysis to explore the conflicts emerging from the complex relationship of the counsellor/psychotherapist who enters into a contractual agreement with an Employee Assistance Programme which has a contract with an employer. How the counsellors and psychotherapists talk about the therapeutic work within the EAP organization is used to give insight to such complex relationships. Also attention is given as to how the discourse generated between the participants and the researcher is immersed into such context. This research provides a tool for reflection and understanding of the possible multiple interpretations that Discourse Analysis can offer. In addition it uncovers practical issues that directly affect the relationship between the organization and the counsellor or psychotherapist who works within its guidelines.
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90356
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorMaschio, Donatellaen
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dc.date.issued2004-
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dc.description.abstractIn recent years Employee Assistance Programmes have rapidly become one of the largest providers of counselling therapeutic intervention. These organizations recruit and employ an increasing number of counsellors and psychotherapists in order to offer a service to employers for their employees. This growth reflects the increasing welfare concerns of employers towards their employees. It has become directly proportional to the rising research that places stress as one of the major causes of absenteeism in the work place, and also from the legal implications that arise from employees who might hold their employer responsible for failing to account and support them in a stressful work environment. The research uses Discourse Analysis to explore the conflicts emerging from the complex relationship of the counsellor/psychotherapist who enters into a contractual agreement with an Employee Assistance Programme which has a contract with an employer. How the counsellors and psychotherapists talk about the therapeutic work within the EAP organization is used to give insight to such complex relationships. Also attention is given as to how the discourse generated between the participants and the researcher is immersed into such context. This research provides a tool for reflection and understanding of the possible multiple interpretations that Discourse Analysis can offer. In addition it uncovers practical issues that directly affect the relationship between the organization and the counsellor or psychotherapist who works within its guidelines.en
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dc.subjectCounsellingen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.subjectEmployee Assistance Programmesen
dc.subjectDiscourse analysisen
dc.titleExploring the Implications of Organizational Culture on the Therapeutic Philosophy of Counsellors and Psychotherapists Working for an Employee Assistance Programmeen
dc.typeThesisen
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