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ERIC Number: EJ1035051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Systemic Family Therapy Using the Reflecting Team: The Experiences of Adults with Learning Disabilities
Anslow, Katharine
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v42 n3 p236-243 Sep 2014
This research aimed to illuminate the experiences of adults with learning disabilities of the reflecting team, in the context of their systemic family therapy. Five adults with learning disabilities were recruited from one community learning disability team. A qualitative design using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) was appropriate to gather participants' views using semi-structured interviews. The interviews used DVD-assisted recall of the reflecting team. Various validation strategies were employed, including respondent feedback and a focus group with the therapists. Insights were gained in the areas of "therapists" "focus on strengths and difficulties", "differences in metacognition", "finding a voice in therapy", "frustration with the outcome of therapy" and "managing an unusual experience". The research has indicated some important factors to consider in the successful inclusion of adults with learning disabilities in systemic family therapy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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