University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Therapists’ Experience of Loss: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Kouriatis, K and Brown, D (2012) Therapists’ Experience of Loss: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 68 (2). pp. 89-109.

Full text not available from this repository.


This qualitative study aimed to explore therapists' experiences of loss. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 6 therapists and the data were subjected to interpretative phenomenological analysis. Three master themes emerged from the analysis: (a) the grieving therapist, (b) hindrances in grieving, and (c) the impact of loss on therapeutic work. Therapists talked about their grief and elaborated on how they coped with their bereavement. Hindrances in their grief were reported, emerging both from others' stance and from their own. Participants found that their experience of loss was related to both challenges and advancements in their therapeutic work.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Kouriatis, K
Date : 2012
DOI : 10.2190/OM.68.2.a
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:45
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 17:35

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800