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An ecosystemic vision of visually disabled therapists

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dc.contributor.advisor Fourie, David P. en Van Meygaarden, Sasha Yolanda en 2009-08-25T10:56:53Z 2009-08-25T10:56:53Z 2005-11 2005-11-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Van Meygaarden, Sasha Yolanda (2005) An ecosystemic vision of visually disabled therapists, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to explore the experiences (both professional and personal) of the therapist who is visually impaired or blind. This is a post-modernist dissertation contextualised within the ecosystemic-hermeneutical epistemology. These paradigms are two sides of the same coin and emphasize a social constructionist worldview. A descriptive methodology within the domain of language and narrative discourse is utilised in accordance with this worldview. The narratives of two research participants were recounted through the researcher's lens within particular `dimensions of understanding'. These `dimensions of understanding' were interpreted, deconstructed and co-constructed (with the research participants). Thus this dissertation operates simultaneously on a number of different levels which emphasises the social constructionist worldview. This also allowed for the hermeneutic-ecosystemic analysis of these `dimensions of understanding' as method of data analysis. There are also emerging `dimensions of understanding' from the researcher's own perspective and personal experience as a visually impaired therapist in training. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (130 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Epistemology en
dc.subject Ecosystemics cybernetics en
dc.subject Hermeneutics en
dc.subject Social constructionism en
dc.subject Narrative en
dc.subject Visually impaired en
dc.subject Blind en
dc.subject Therapists en
dc.subject Context en
dc.subject Self referentiality en
dc.subject Qualitative research en
dc.subject Social support relationships en
dc.subject.ddc 305.9081
dc.subject.lcsh Postmodernism
dc.subject.lcsh Cybernetics
dc.subject.lcsh Narrative therapy
dc.subject.lcsh People with visual disabilities
dc.title An ecosystemic vision of visually disabled therapists en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en M.A. (Clinical Psychology) en

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