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Person-Centred Therapeutic Practitioner Perspectives on Using Pre-Therapy

posted Sep 28, 2020, 5:43 AM by Administrator   [ updated Sep 28, 2020, 5:48 AM ]
This study by Keir Ashcroft set out to answer the question 'What are Person-Centred practitioner perspectives on using Pre-Therapy within their practice?'. 

The study used a qualitative methodology and took a phenomenological approach to the research process. Semi-structured interviews were held with 5 participants, all qualified Person-Centred therapeutic practitioners, with data analysed using thematic analysis. 

Their research suggests that:
  • contact reflections can be useful in establishing psychological contact with clients 
  • this can be profoundly rewarding, allowing practitioners to engage with clients in ways that feel respectful and in-keeping with the Person-Centred approach
  • using Pre-Therapy can be an emotionally intense and demanding experience
  • Pre-Therapy has the potential to be used with an even wider range of clients
You can download and read the study in the attachment below.

Ashcroft, K. (2019). Person-Centred Therapeutic Practitioner Perspectives on Using Pre-Therapy. MA thesis: University of Cumbria. [MA in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy].
Sep 28, 2020, 5:43 AM