Walking the Tight Rope: A qualitative exploration of how self-criticism effects the journey as a trainee psychotherapist
My name is Bernie McCormack 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. The title of my study is: Walking the Tight Rope: A qualitative exploration of how self-criticism effects the journey as a trainee psychotherapist.
The literature on the effects of self-criticism within psychotherapy has been oriented mainly towards psychotherapists working with client-based self-criticism issues. There is limited literature and research on the effect self-criticism has on a trainee psychotherapist and how they cope with this experience. I believe that my study will inform this notable gap and will add to the limited body of knowledge available on the phenomenological experience of self-criticism on the journey to becoming a psychotherapist.
The inclusion criteria for the potential participants of my study are:
- The participants will be male and female psychotherapists.
- The participants will be accredited by one or more of IAHIP, IACP and ICP
- The participants will pre-accredited or have received accreditation within the previous two years.
Should you require any further information, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that this research is being carried out under the supervision of Dr. Meghan Gaffney from Turning Point Institute. Should you have any queries or concerns regarding this study, Dr. Gaffney can be contacted by email at email@example.com or by telephone on 01 6612222
I look forward to hearing from you.