ERIC Number: EJ1070887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
What Are the Perceived Implications, if Any, for Non-IAPT Therapists Working in an IAPT Service?
Altson, Catherine; Loewenthal, Del; Gaitanidis, Anastasios; Thomas, Rhiannon
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v43 n4 p383-396 2015
The research aimed to investigate the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, from the perspective of "non-IAPT" counsellors and psychotherapists working within IAPT services. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with therapists who were currently working within IAPT services, but had no formal "IAPT-compliant" or "IAPT-accredited" training. Foucauldian discourse analysis was used to analyse interview transcriptions and the study examined the various discourses used by participants to speak about IAPT. Findings indicated that participants drew upon dominant discourses in attempts to fit in or belong, yet paradoxically, the way in which the discourses were used seemed to create subject positions that were outside to, or excluded from, the IAPT services they worked at. IAPT and non-IAPT discourses emerged simultaneously--a possible indication of the discursive junction where different ideologies were in conflict with one another. Implications of the power relations that may be operating within this setting are discussed and suggestions made for further research.
Descriptors: Therapy, Semi Structured Interviews, Psychotherapy, Discourse Analysis, Counselor Attitudes, Power Structure, Access to Health Care, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Counselor Training
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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