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Practitioner doctorate in psychotherapeutic and counselling psychology (PsychD) research dossier : including an investigation of holding the tensions within evidence-based practice.

Neil, Peter W. (2017) Practitioner doctorate in psychotherapeutic and counselling psychology (PsychD) research dossier : including an investigation of holding the tensions within evidence-based practice. Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey.

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Abstract

The focus of this research thesis is the therapeutic concept of the ‘alliance’. I conducted a literature review on key documents from within the American Psychological Society that sought to establish an evidence-base for psychotherapy that was methodologically compatible and comparable with pharmacotherapy. The ontological assumptions that defined and informed an alliance construct derived from experimental methodology were considered from the perspective of UK Counselling Psychology. This was followed by my first research study, which used a qualitative method to investigate the alliance construct from the clients’ perspective. This was felt to better reflect the Humanistic assumptions of UK Counselling Psychology and further explore the alliance construct and its relevance to clinical practice. A further research project qualitatively investigated Counselling Psychologists experiences of making clinical choices. It sought to develop the current understanding of Counselling Psychologists’ dialectical engagement within the UK’s healthcare climate of efficacy derived practice evidence.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Divisions : Theses
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Neil, Peter W.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 30 November 2017
Funders : self-funded
Contributors :
ContributionNameEmailORCID
http://www.loc.gov/loc.terms/relators/THSManafi, Elenae.manafi@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Depositing User : Peter Neil
Date Deposited : 15 Dec 2017 09:01
Last Modified : 15 Dec 2017 09:01
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/844892

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