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Changing the assumptions of a training therapist : an auto-ethnographic study

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dc.contributor.advisor Nieuwoudt, Judith
dc.contributor.advisor Oosthuizen, Piet Clarke, Sheree Lyn 2009-08-25T10:44:47Z 2009-08-25T10:44:47Z 2009-08-25T10:44:47Z 2002-10
dc.identifier.citation Clarke, Sheree Lyn (2009) Changing the assumptions of a training therapist : an auto-ethnographic study, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This auto-ethnographic study (i.e. an autobiographical genre of writing and research, written in the first-person voice, where the workings of self are expressed both cognitively and emotionally) qualitatively explores the changing assumptions of a training therapist. It shows how various therapies were negotiated during the training period, and explores how meaning was constructed according to basic, underlying epistemological assumptions. Significant experiences and therapies are presented, showing how the therapist's most basic, linear assumptions, were directly challenged by eco-systemic training. The study produces an in-depth, thick description of both the emotional and the cognitive journey of a training therapist, and traces the therapist's movement away from the stability and certainty of a linear epistemological 'way of knowing' to the instability and uncertainty characteristic of an eco-systemic 'way of knowing'. Conclusions are idiosyncratic and are not intended for generalization. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (x, 84 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject.ddc 155.2
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnology -- Methodology en
dc.subject.lcsh Self-evaluation en
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnology -- Biographical methods en
dc.subject.lcsh Internship programs -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Psychologists -- Training of -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Knowledge, Theory of en
dc.subject.lcsh Attitude change en
dc.subject.lcsh Attitude (Psychology) en
dc.subject.lcsh Change (Psychology) en
dc.subject.lcsh Tutors and tutoring -- South Africa en
dc.title Changing the assumptions of a training therapist : an auto-ethnographic study en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology M.A. (Clinical Psychology)

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