A phenomenological study describing individual’s ‘lived experience’ of feeling ready to call themselves psychotherapists

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90357
Title:
A phenomenological study describing individual’s ‘lived experience’ of feeling ready to call themselves psychotherapists
Authors:
Cayne, Julia
Abstract:
An initial vague idea, stemming from the researcher’s interest in how individual’s come to their place as psychotherapists was clarified through discussion and the literature review. There was a paucity of research about psychotherapists views of their own development. There were also issues abut diversity of the language used to explain why psychotherapy is and ideas about development as discrete stages which can be identified. The researcher did not wish to engage in identifying such stages but wished to stay with how individuals describe their own lived experience. The research question evolved into ‘What are individuals’ ‘lived experience’ of feeling ready to call themselves psychotherapists?’ Through a debate about phenomenology, lived experience began to seem a rather cloudy notion and the issues of intersubjectivity and language (Merleau-Ponty 1962) became of interest. The four interviews were taped, transcribed and analysed using the phenomenological method of Giorgi (1985). The main limitation was however a mis-match between the method and the methodology in that language and intersubjectivity were not enabled to be addressed. Findings illustrated the difficulty of speaking about calling oneself a psychotherapist although influencing factors seemed to be indicated; namely: the language of psychotherapy and titles, accreditation and the ability to speak to others about what one does. Language was a clearly a major issue throughout this study.
Issue Date:
1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90357
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorCayne, Juliaen
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-22T10:48:22Z-
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dc.date.issued1998-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/90357-
dc.description.abstractAn initial vague idea, stemming from the researcher’s interest in how individual’s come to their place as psychotherapists was clarified through discussion and the literature review. There was a paucity of research about psychotherapists views of their own development. There were also issues abut diversity of the language used to explain why psychotherapy is and ideas about development as discrete stages which can be identified. The researcher did not wish to engage in identifying such stages but wished to stay with how individuals describe their own lived experience. The research question evolved into ‘What are individuals’ ‘lived experience’ of feeling ready to call themselves psychotherapists?’ Through a debate about phenomenology, lived experience began to seem a rather cloudy notion and the issues of intersubjectivity and language (Merleau-Ponty 1962) became of interest. The four interviews were taped, transcribed and analysed using the phenomenological method of Giorgi (1985). The main limitation was however a mis-match between the method and the methodology in that language and intersubjectivity were not enabled to be addressed. Findings illustrated the difficulty of speaking about calling oneself a psychotherapist although influencing factors seemed to be indicated; namely: the language of psychotherapy and titles, accreditation and the ability to speak to others about what one does. Language was a clearly a major issue throughout this study.en
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dc.subjectPhenomenologyen
dc.subjectLived Experienceen
dc.subjectTrainingen
dc.subjectCounsellingen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.titleA phenomenological study describing individual’s ‘lived experience’ of feeling ready to call themselves psychotherapistsen
dc.typeThesisen
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