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Liminal spaces : therapeutic encounters between horses and adolecents

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dc.contributor.advisor Kruger, D. J. Terre Blanche, Stephanie 2015-07-13T10:37:39Z 2015-07-13T10:37:39Z 2014-10
dc.identifier.citation Terre Blanche, Stephanie (2014) Liminal spaces : therepeutic encounters between horses and adolecents, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract In this study, the intersections between Equine Assisted Psychotherapeutic interventions and adolescence are explored. Equine Assisted therapeutic work has recently gained much popularity in the field of psychology, due to many reported benefits, which include the value of the use of the horse as a tool in psychotherapy. Adolescence is acknowledged to be a difficult transitional phase, punctuated with many challenges, such as identity development. As this study is conducted by a trainee psychotherapist and researcher, the work also contains a reflexive exploration of these fields, with personal reflections regarding the researcher‟s own experience in the fields. This study is framed as a transtheoretical bricolage, which includes elements of reflexivity, heuristics, transpersonal, and phenomenological research approaches. Data was gathered from individual interviews with co-researchers, focus group interviews, personal reflections, and inclusion of non-verbal information from the horses who formed part of this study. Data analysis was done by means of a Thematic Data Analysis. The research findings reflect themes on different levels, which are: content themes, process themes, meta-reflections on the research process, and a meta-analysis of the research and individual developmental process which took place in the production of this work en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xv, 192 leaves) : color illustrations
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) en
dc.subject Equine Healing en
dc.subject Adolescence en
dc.subject Bricolage en
dc.subject Reflexivity en
dc.subject Liminality en
dc.subject Transitional Phase en
dc.subject Wounded Researcher en
dc.subject Medicine Wheel en
dc.subject Thematic Data Analysis en
dc.subject.ddc 615.8515810835
dc.subject.lcsh Horses -- Therapeutic use en
dc.subject.lcsh Human-animal relationships en
dc.subject.lcsh Human-animal communication en
dc.subject.lcsh Horses -- Psychology en
dc.title Liminal spaces : therapeutic encounters between horses and adolecents en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology M.A. (Clinical Psychology)

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