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ERIC Number: EJ1118280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
"It's about Having Exposure to This": Investigating the Training Needs of Therapists in Relation to the Issue of Anomalous Experiences
Roxburgh, Elizabeth C.; Evenden, Rachel E.
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v44 n5 p540-549 2016
Two focus groups, consisting of six participants each, were conducted to explore the training needs of therapists when working with clients reporting anomalous experiences (AEs). AEs are those that "depart from our own familiar personal experiences or from the more usual, ordinary, and expected experiences of a given culture and time" [Braud, W. (2012). "Health and well-being benefits of exceptional human experiences." In C. Murray (Ed.), "Mental health and anomalous experience" (pp. 107-124). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.]. A thematic analysis revealed four themes: "Quite often we get taken by surprise because it's a subject we don't talk about", "It's just having this in our vocabulary", "Demystifying and valuing AEs as normal human experiences" and "To ask or not to ask?". Most of the participants felt that they were unequipped to work with clients reporting AEs and suggestions were made for overcoming this.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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