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Searching for recognition: The professional development of psychodynamic psychotherapists during training and the first few years after it
Karolinska Institute.
University of Stockholm.
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Karolinska Institute.
2011 (English)In: PSYCHOTHERAPY RESEARCH, ISSN 1050-3307, Vol. 21, no 2, 141-153 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the present study was to investigate the development of psychotherapists professional self during training and the first few years after it. Constant comparison analysis was conducted on interviews with former students (N = 18) at a training institute for psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The resulting core category osearching for recognitiono indicated that participants ambition during the studied time period was to reach high status by becoming psychotherapists. During training, this was expressed by the category oattachment to preformed professional self,o meaning that students wanted their preconceptions about therapy to be acknowledged by teachers. After training, participants experienced achieved recognition and, as a result, a sense of freedom to use their own judgment.

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Taylor and Francis , 2011. Vol. 21, no 2, 141-153 p.
Keyword [en]
psychotherapist training, supervision, development
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-68014DOI: 10.1080/10503307.2010.506894ISI: 000289579200002OAI: diva2:415251
Available from: 2011-05-06 Created: 2011-05-06 Last updated: 2011-05-06

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