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ERIC Number: EJ912091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1923-6182
Life outside the 50-Minute Hour: The Personal Lives of Counsellors
Kennedy, Barbara Sampaio Alhanati; Black, Timothy G.
Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, v44 n4 p421-437 2010
This study investigates the effects that becoming and being a professional counsellor, including training and professional practice, can have on one's personal life. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six professional counsellors, asking how their training and professional practice has affected their personal lives. Qualitative methodology and thematic analysis were used in this investigation. Findings revealed participants experienced primarily positive effects, which impacted their personal lives in a variety of ways and in a range of areas. It is hoped that this study will inspire future research on how the profession of counselling psychology affects the professionals engaged with this work. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Victoria)