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Relational-centred Research for Psychotherapists. Exploring Meanings and Experience. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2174405
  • Book
  • September 2009
  • 278 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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An accessible, practical introduction to carrying out qualitative research in psychotherapy and counselling for practitioners who want or who are required to contribute to the profession’s evidence base.
  • Gives clear guidance on how to set up and conduct small scale research that is based in clinical practice
  • Assumes no prior knowledge of qualitative research and is aimed specifically at psychotherapists
  • Recognises development of the evidence base for psychotherapy through qualitative research as a key objective for practitioners
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About the Editors vii

Contributing Authors ix

Preface xi

Part I Engaging Qualitative Research and the Relational-centred Approach 1

Introduction 1

1 Qualitative Relational-centred Research: A 'Voyage of Discovery' 3

2 Competing Qualitative Research Traditions 13

3 Embodied Co-creation: Theory and Values for Relational Research 29

4 Challenging 'Evidence-based Practice' 45

5 Quality in Qualitative Relational-centred Research 59

Part II Relational-centred Research: Being and Doing 69

Introduction 69

6 Setting Up Research 71

7 The Research Encounter: Co-creating your Data 87

8 Embracing Relational Research: Learning from Therapy 107

9 Engaging 'Process' 127

10 Analysis of Data Linda Finlay Anna Madill 145

11 Relational Ethics 159

12 Becoming a Relational Researcher 175

Part III Relational-centred Research in Action 183

Introduction 183

13 'My Heart was Killing Me': A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experience of Anger Virginia Eatough 185

14 A Therapist's Portrait of a Clinical Encounter with a Somatizer Maria Luca 197

15 Relating through Difference: A Critical Narrative Analysis Darren Langdridge 213

16 A Journey into Survival and Coping by Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Susan L Morrow 227

References 241

Index 259

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Linda Finlay The Open University.

Ken Evans
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