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Behind training : differentiation of self of a psychotherapy trainee

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dc.contributor.advisor Snyders, Frederik Jacobus Albertus, 1946- Van der Merwe, Sasja 2013-10-02T09:27:17Z 2013-10-02T09:27:17Z 2013-10-02
dc.identifier.citation Van der Merwe, Sasja (2013) Behind training : differentiation of self of a psychotherapy trainee, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Psychotherapy is an interpersonal encounter where a therapist collaborates with clients to facilitate a healing process. Due to the personal nature of the therapeutic encounter, the therapist requires the necessary skills and knowledge, as well as a differentiated sense of self. The importance of supporting the psychotherapy trainee’s own differentiation process seemed to have been neglected in research in recent years. In South Africa there has recently been increasing pressure to select larger groups of trainees which has the risk that the tending to differentiation would further be neglected. The purpose of this research study is to reemphasise the importance of differentiation of self of the psychotherapy trainee by examining my own process of differentiation during my psychotherapy training. This study introduces the reader to these concepts and explores psychotherapy training in general and the Unisa training method specifically. The research design of this study is autoethnography which falls in the realm of social constructionism and the coding method is Thematic Data Analysis. The research findings as reflected in the two global themes namely individuation; and gaining and strengthening authentic relationships, seem to accurately reflect the process of differentiation. The specific training method of the Unisa training team in combination with the way in which I engaged with this process seemed important for the facilitation of this process of differentiation. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiv, 161 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights University of South Africa
dc.subject Psychotherapy en
dc.subject Psychotherapy training en
dc.subject Differentiation en
dc.subject Self en
dc.subject Psychotherapist en
dc.subject Self-awareness en
dc.subject Self-reflexivity en
dc.subject Ecosystemic paradigm en
dc.subject Supervision en
dc.subject Autoethnography en
dc.subject Thematic data analysis en
dc.subject Social constructivism en
dc.subject.ddc 616.891407155
dc.subject.lcsh Psychotherapy -- Training of
dc.subject.lcsh Tutors and tutoring
dc.subject.lcsh Psychologists -- Training of
dc.subject.lcsh Social constructivism
dc.subject.lcsh Internship programs
dc.subject.lcsh Psychotherapy -- Study and teaching (Internship)
dc.title Behind training : differentiation of self of a psychotherapy trainee en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en M.A. (Clinical Psychology)

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