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Wilson, Zoë (2013)
Languages: English
Types: Doctoral thesis

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mesheuropmc: education, health care economics and organizations
This qualitative study aimed to explore how trainee counselling psychologists\ud experience having negative internal reactions in relation to their clients. It seemed important to explore this domain of trainee experience since therapists have reported their training has left them ill-equipped to effectively manage strong reactions to clients (Harris, 2002). A review of the research identified a lack of process-orientated empirical studies exploring how trainee therapists understand, manage and are impacted by their experience of this client scenario. A semi-structured format was used to interview eleven trainee counselling psychologists to explore their experiences in-depth.\ud \ud Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed. Analysis of the data was guided by the principles of constructivist grounded theory (Charmaz, 2006). The core category in the constructed grounded theory represents trainees’ occupation of their professional identity. Its character influences how trainees are challenged by their experience, how they assign responsibility within the therapeutic relationship for their experienced conflict and how they engage with this conflict. Simultaneously, trainees’ occupation of their professional identity is shaped through the process of their experience, through the reciprocal relationships that exist between the four categories. This thesis offers a holistic and process-orientated understanding of trainee counselling psychologists’ experiences of having negative internal reactions in relation to their clients. It is recommended that trainers and supervisors encourage trainees to be open about, and seek help with, their experiences of this client scenario. Further research directions relating to the professional development of counselling psychologists are elucidated.
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    • 2.4.3 Anonymity and Confidentiality 2.5 Data Collection
    • 2.5.1 Sampling Procedure
    • 2.5.2 Interviewing Process 2.6 Data Analysis
    • 2.6.1 Open Coding
    • 2.6.2 Focused Coding
    • 2.6.3 Theoretical Coding
    • 2.6.4 Refining Categories
    • 2.6.5 The Abstraction Process 2.7 Summary 3
    • 3.4.3 Summary 3.5 Category 3: Disengaging and Engaging in Response to the Experienced
    • 3.5.1 Disengaging
    • 3.5.2 Engaging
    • 3.5.3 Summary 3.6 Professional Identity Development Through the Experience, Reflected in the
    • Core Category 3.7 Conclusions 4 DISCUSSION
    • 4.1 Summary of the Main Findings
    • 4.2 Contextualising the Main Findings
    • 4.2.1 Influences upon Trainees' Professional Identity
    • 4.2.2 Character of Trainees' Professional Identity Development
    • 4.2.3 Character of Trainees' Experience
    • 4.2.4 Interpretation of Findings from a Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
    • 4.2.5 Summary and Reflections
    • 4.3 Implications of these Research Findings
    • 4.4 Evaluating the Quality of the Research
    • 4.4.1 Integrity of the Data
    • 4.4.2 Balancing Reflexivity and Subjectivity
    • 4.5 Researcher Reflexivity
    • 4.6 Limitations and Improvements
    • 4.7 Suggested Directions for Future Research
    • 4.8 Summary and Conclusions REFERENCES
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