The lived experience of counsellors or psychotherapists working within private practice: A discourse analysis.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90375
Title:
The lived experience of counsellors or psychotherapists working within private practice: A discourse analysis.
Authors:
Door, Annette
Abstract:
A discourse analysis as outlined by Potter and Wetherell (1987) was used to analyse the research question of ‘what is the lived experience of counsellors or psychotherapists working as independent practitioners within the setting of private practice, and what are the implications for clinical practice?’ The research was from a post-modern perspective and drew on work from Lacan (1960), Levinas (1987) and Derrida (1995), amongst others, to underpin and criticise the arguments brought forward from the literature on private practice, and qualitative methods, including that of discourse analysis, generating arguments about the desire of the Other and the responsibility for the Others’ responsibility. The power of the researcher and the violence resulting in attempting to interpret another’s ‘lived experience’ was argued (Parker 1992) The six therapists in private practice interviewed appeared to echo the issues raised in the literature reviewed, but indicated a difficulty in speaking about their experience, although the potential of risk and violence for both practitioner and patient was highlighted. Implications of the findings and suggestions for further research are discussed.
Issue Date:
1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90375
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorDoor, Annetteen
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-22T13:18:53Z-
dc.date.available2010-01-22T13:18:53Z-
dc.date.issued1998-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/90375-
dc.description.abstractA discourse analysis as outlined by Potter and Wetherell (1987) was used to analyse the research question of ‘what is the lived experience of counsellors or psychotherapists working as independent practitioners within the setting of private practice, and what are the implications for clinical practice?’ The research was from a post-modern perspective and drew on work from Lacan (1960), Levinas (1987) and Derrida (1995), amongst others, to underpin and criticise the arguments brought forward from the literature on private practice, and qualitative methods, including that of discourse analysis, generating arguments about the desire of the Other and the responsibility for the Others’ responsibility. The power of the researcher and the violence resulting in attempting to interpret another’s ‘lived experience’ was argued (Parker 1992) The six therapists in private practice interviewed appeared to echo the issues raised in the literature reviewed, but indicated a difficulty in speaking about their experience, although the potential of risk and violence for both practitioner and patient was highlighted. Implications of the findings and suggestions for further research are discussed.en
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dc.subjectCounsellingen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.subjectPrivate Practiceen
dc.titleThe lived experience of counsellors or psychotherapists working within private practice: A discourse analysis.en
dc.typeThesisen
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