How Does Experiential Knowledge of Distress Influenced the Decision to Train as a Psychological Therapist?
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Aina, Olumayowa 2015. How Does Experiential Knowledge of Distress Influenced the Decision to Train as a Psychological Therapist? Prof Doc Thesis University of East London Psychology
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Clinical psychologists do not appear to be willing to talk about their own experiences of distress. This may be due to the scientist practitioner model that has dominated the profession for some time. Recently, there appears to be a shift towards a reflective practitioner model with a growing interest in personal and professional development which may provide a cultural shift. It is clear from the literature that psychologists’ own experiences of distress prior to training, influence their decision to pursue therapeutic careers. In addition to this, there is evidence that suggests that the life experiences of psychologists influences the theoretical orientations that they use in practice. The present study aims to address the gaps in the literature by exploring the influence of distressing experiences that occur before training and how these experiences influence the decision to train as a clinical psychologist. Furthermore, the present study aims to explore how experiences of distress influence the development of a clinical psychologist’s preferred theoretical orientation.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.15123/PUB.4547|
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|Deposited||21 Oct 2015|
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