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ERIC Number: EJ1118241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
How Do Trainees Choose Their First Psychotherapy Training? The Case of Training in Psychotherapy Integration
Plchová, Romana; Hytych, Roman; Rihácek, Tomáš; Roubal, Jan; Vybíral, Zbynek
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v44 n5 p487-503 2016
Future trainees go through difficult decision-making processes when starting their first psychotherapy training. The choice of training in psychotherapy integration is a specific type of this process. In this study, qualitative data were obtained from the motivational letters, in-depth semi-structured interviews and e-mail questionnaires of 26 future trainees to answer the research question, "How do trainees choose their first psychotherapy training?" We primarily employed the grounded theory approach as well as consensual qualitative research to shed light on the central category of "Gaining Certainty" to enter the training. This category was elaborated into a four-phase model, specifically comprised of the: (1) "Critical Comparison", (2) "Identification", (3) "Self-Confirmation" and (4) "Waiting" phases. The model was then discussed in connection with relevant concepts, such as the degree of complexity and flexibility within the epistemological development of trainees [Vasco, A. B., & Dryden, W. (1994). The development of psychotherapists' theoretical orientation and clinical practice. "British Journal of Guidance & Counselling", 22(3), 327-341].
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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