ERIC Number: ED447483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reading Minds: Using Literary Resources in Family Therapy.
A qualitative enquiry explored, with a range of family therapists and systemic practitioners, the influence they perceive to have been made on their personal and professional lives by the literary texts they have read. Noting that "literary" is broadly interpreted to include poetry, prose, drama/film, song lyrics, etc., the study's aims were: to explore the ways in which family therapists think literary reading has influenced their personal and professional development; to examine the uses which family therapists make of literary resources in their work; to explore literary reading's actual and potential ability to contribute to the personal and interpersonal processes involved in transformations of meaning; and to begin to test out ways of using ideas generated to enrich the experiential repertoire of therapists in training. The study so far has progressed from the Delphi study which served to open up the topic and generate ideas, to interviews (data collection) which develop the themes revealed/generated/developed by the Delphi, to the forthcoming analysis/results/discussion, and finally, to feedback to the participants. According to the paper, simple analysis so far suggests that some themes are likely to be important and recurring. (Contains 4 figures of data.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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