How do patients in a high security setting view psychotherapy?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90432
Title:
How do patients in a high security setting view psychotherapy?
Authors:
Charles, Sharmila
Abstract:
The clients/patient’s view of psychotherapy is an area in which the literature has generated a growing interest, yet research dedicated to client/patient’s views are limited. Whilst professionals in psychotherapy may approach their practice based on a variety of psychological theories, there is also a place for the patient’s view of this process, as they are individuals who can make a contribution and whose view is equally important. This study focuses on the views of patients in a high secure setting, for who by the very nature of their setting, represent a marginalized patient group. Eight patients from this setting were interviewed regarding their views of psychotherapy, the data collected from the interviews, together with the researcher’s notes and analysed using a grounded theory method. The aim was to systematically develop a theory, which was drawn from the experiences of patients within this setting. This study discusses the process of analysis that led to the central phenomenon around which the grounded theory is built. Two themes emerged from the data collected: (1) the secure setting (environment) influences the way psychotherapy is offered and viewed. (2) The therapeutic relationship is distinct and influences perceived change in patients. This study supports the view in the literature that the relationship with the therapist is an important aspect of the therapeutic process, however, the way in which the secure setting influences this therapeutic relationship is an area of inquiry that warrants further investigation.
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90432
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorCharles, Sharmilaen
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-22T14:49:11Z-
dc.date.available2010-01-22T14:49:11Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/90432-
dc.description.abstractThe clients/patient’s view of psychotherapy is an area in which the literature has generated a growing interest, yet research dedicated to client/patient’s views are limited. Whilst professionals in psychotherapy may approach their practice based on a variety of psychological theories, there is also a place for the patient’s view of this process, as they are individuals who can make a contribution and whose view is equally important. This study focuses on the views of patients in a high secure setting, for who by the very nature of their setting, represent a marginalized patient group. Eight patients from this setting were interviewed regarding their views of psychotherapy, the data collected from the interviews, together with the researcher’s notes and analysed using a grounded theory method. The aim was to systematically develop a theory, which was drawn from the experiences of patients within this setting. This study discusses the process of analysis that led to the central phenomenon around which the grounded theory is built. Two themes emerged from the data collected: (1) the secure setting (environment) influences the way psychotherapy is offered and viewed. (2) The therapeutic relationship is distinct and influences perceived change in patients. This study supports the view in the literature that the relationship with the therapist is an important aspect of the therapeutic process, however, the way in which the secure setting influences this therapeutic relationship is an area of inquiry that warrants further investigation.en
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dc.subjectCounsellingen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.subjectGrounded Theoryen
dc.subjectHigh security settingen
dc.subjectPatient Experienceen
dc.titleHow do patients in a high security setting view psychotherapy?en
dc.typeThesisen
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