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ERIC Number: EJ948955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Dreaming the Research Process: A Psychotherapeutic Contribution to the Culture of Healthcare Research
Macaskie, Jane; Lees, John
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v39 n5 p411-424 2011
This paper challenges the neglect of psychotherapeutic methods in therapy research and discusses the use of methods arising directly from therapy practice to generate research data. Recent developments in therapy research culture are critiqued in order to contextualise the present contribution. The research design and methodology evolve from the scrutiny of a dream sequence, using Jungian analytic techniques as a means of data analysis. Methods familiar in psychotherapy practice are found to generate data and offer a meta-commentary on the research process, also enabling the researcher to continue a journey of individuation through healing splits between binary opposites of internal and external, psychological and spiritual, research and practice. Stories emerging from one individual's experience may resonate with others and suggest different ways of engaging in reflexive research practices, which can contribute to healing a perceived split between therapy research and practice. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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