A qualitative study of the experiences of psychotherapists when working with clients who self-harm/injure
My name is John Sheridan and I am a fourth-year student of the MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy delivered by Turning Point Institute (TPI) and accredited by University College Cork (UCC). As part of the programme I am required to complete a research study relating to psychotherapy. I am writing to invite psychotherapists to participate in my research project. The title of my study is: A qualitative study of the experiences of psychotherapists when working with clients who self-harm/injure.
Research into the subject of self-harm/injury has focused pre-dominantly on the nature of the behaviour, client experiences, and effective approaches and treatments. There is scant attention given to the experiences of psychotherapists to whom this client population present for therapy. I propose that my study will add to the body of knowledge currently available, endeavouring to fill a gap.
The inclusion criteria for the potential participants of my study are:
- The participants will be male or female Psychotherapists
- The participants will be accredited by one or more of IAHIP, ICP, IACP; and/or PSI.
- The participants will have experience working with 10-14 year old clients who have presented with self-harm/injuring behaviour.
Please contact me should you require further information; you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone on the number below. Please note that this research is being carried out under the supervision of Professor Tim Trimble from Trinity College Dublin. Should you have any queries or concerns regarding this study, Professor Trimble can be contacted by email at email@example.com or by telephone on 01 280 1603.
I look forward hopefully to hearing from you.
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