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    "Now I know the terrain": phenomenological exploration of CFTs learning on evidence-based practice

    Allan, R. and Ungar, M. and Eatough, Virginia (2018) "Now I know the terrain": phenomenological exploration of CFTs learning on evidence-based practice. Contemporary Family Therapy 40 (2), pp. 164-175. ISSN 0892-2764.

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    Couple and family therapists are rarely the focus of research yet are critical for positive outcomes in therapy. The attempts to integrate evidence-based approaches into the practice of couple and family therapy have been controversial resulting in passionate and at times divisive dialogue. The aims of this research project were to explore what do couple and family therapists experience when learning an evidence-based approach to working with couples and families. A total of 14 couple and family therapists were interviewed about their experience with learning an evidence-based approach. The research was guided methodologically by interpretive phenomenological analysis. Three themes emerged from the participants’ experiences including: the supports and challenges in learning; the embodiment of a therapy practice; and the experience of shame while learning.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via the link above.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Virginia Eatough
    Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2017 12:03
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:36


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