A preliminary evaluation of the counselling support provided by a substance misuse service

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90360
Title:
A preliminary evaluation of the counselling support provided by a substance misuse service
Authors:
Stevenson, Sheila
Abstract:
The research aimed to study counselling effectiveness by interviewing clients attending a substance misuse service, to evaluate any benefit gained and effect on the research participants lives, substance use or misuse and their physical and psychological health. This was small scale research, interviewing six participants. A narrative method of inquiry was used to explore the meanings of the participants’ experiences of their counselling, within the context of the treatment approach offered by the service. The method chosen was from a background of a lack of qualitative studies into effectiveness, particularly for those who misuse drugs. It was found that a narrative methodology can be used to produce evidence of counselling effectiveness by allowing clients to tell their own stories of their progress using their own words. The conclusions were drawn that the model of counselling for the patients studied who attend regularly for treatment is effective in bringing about change and progress. Also that a narrative method within qualitative research is a powerful way to provide service users with a voice to express their views.
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90360
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorStevenson, Sheilaen
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dc.date.available2010-01-22T10:49:45Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/90360-
dc.description.abstractThe research aimed to study counselling effectiveness by interviewing clients attending a substance misuse service, to evaluate any benefit gained and effect on the research participants lives, substance use or misuse and their physical and psychological health. This was small scale research, interviewing six participants. A narrative method of inquiry was used to explore the meanings of the participants’ experiences of their counselling, within the context of the treatment approach offered by the service. The method chosen was from a background of a lack of qualitative studies into effectiveness, particularly for those who misuse drugs. It was found that a narrative methodology can be used to produce evidence of counselling effectiveness by allowing clients to tell their own stories of their progress using their own words. The conclusions were drawn that the model of counselling for the patients studied who attend regularly for treatment is effective in bringing about change and progress. Also that a narrative method within qualitative research is a powerful way to provide service users with a voice to express their views.en
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dc.subjectCounsellingen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.subjectNarrativeen
dc.subjectSubstance misuseen
dc.titleA preliminary evaluation of the counselling support provided by a substance misuse serviceen
dc.typeThesisen
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