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The learning and teaching of systemic therapy : an action research approach

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dc.contributor.advisor Rademeyer, Gert Louw, Willem P. en 2015-01-23T04:24:59Z 2015-01-23T04:24:59Z 2000-04 en
dc.identifier.citation Louw, Willem P. (2000) The learning and teaching of systemic therapy : an action research approach, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
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dc.description.abstract The training of psychotherapists not only determines what new therapists learn about the practice of therapy, but influences significantly their identity and the development of a professional self. This dissertation explores the professional development of a trainee therapist, taking into consideration the training context and training approach, the trainee's unique training needs and the influence of own interactional style. The study was undertaken from an action research perspective, therefore emphasising solving a problem in the field and feeding this information back into the system during the course of the research project. The researcher describes how the training context (in this case, the Agape Healing Community in Mamelodi, South Africa), the training approach (systemic family therapy), and his personal style shaped his professional sense of self. He found however, that it was the process of action research which encouraged movement from feelings of inadequacy to competence in his professional development.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (68 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Action research
dc.subject Systemic training
dc.subject Professional development
dc.subject Agape Healing
dc.subject Community
dc.subject Supervision
dc.subject Trainee psychotherapist
dc.subject Postmodernism
dc.subject Therapist helplessness
dc.subject Self-reflexiveness
dc.subject.ddc 616.8914 en
dc.subject.lcsh Psychotherapy en
dc.subject.lcsh Psychologists -- Training of -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Agape Healing Community -- South Africa -- Mamelodi en
dc.subject.lcsh Systemic therapy (Family therapy) en
dc.title The learning and teaching of systemic therapy : an action research approach en
dc.type Dissertation
dc.description.department Psychology M.A. (Clinical Psychology) en

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