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    The use of interpretive phenomenological analysis in couple and family therapy research

    Allan, R. and Eatough, Virginia (2016) The use of interpretive phenomenological analysis in couple and family therapy research. The Family Journal 24 (4), pp. 406-414. ISSN 1066-4807.

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    Abstract

    This article proposes a research methodology that is newer to the field of couple and family therapy research called Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Researchers exploring couple and family therapy research continue to establish the efficacy of couple and family interventions in a context that favors a positivist view of phenomena. This research continues to be critical for establishing the role of couple and family therapy in the field of mental health as well as further clarifying which interventions are best for specific clinical issues and when. IPA offers researchers the opportunity to explore how couples and families make meaning of their experiences from an intersubjective perspective. Meaning making is central to understanding couples and families as well as part of the many clinical approaches to working with couples and families. Despite the importance of meaning, few research methodologies allow for this central concept in couple and family therapy to be the focus of exploration. The following article outlines one such methodology and the possible use of IPA in couple and family therapy research.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): couple therapy research, family therapy research, interpretive phenomenological analysis, phenomenology, qualitative research
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Virginia Eatough
    Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2016 14:48
    Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 15:47
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/15662

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