Research Study: A qualitative exploration of the therapists’ lived experience of their therapy room.
Are you aware of the impact which the therapeutic environment has on the client or yourself? Has your engagement with clients’ changed over the past year?
If the answer is yes, you are being invited to take part in a research study which will explore your opinion of the role, if any, that the therapy room has in psychotherapy.
Why participate in this study?
Over the past year the working environment has undergone great changes, with many centres and private practices adapting to new ways of maintaining the therapeutic relationship in the midst of a public health emergency.
In the light of these developments, this research is exploring the role of the therapy room. When online and outdoor therapies have changed the framework for so many clients’ and therapists’, does the therapy room need to be re-evaluated? Has it been taken for granted for too long?
Through your engagement with this study, you will be providing a greater understanding into an aspect of therapy that is often overlooked. It will help provide a valuable insight into the role of the therapeutic space, the impact it may, or may not, have on both client and therapist and explore possible long term implications for therapy and the spaces used to accommodate it?
Who can participate?
Accredited Psychotherapists’ with two or more years’ experience, who have an opinion on the developments which have occurred in the practice of psychotherapy, as well as the therapeutic environment in which they work.
What will be involved?
You will be invited to take part in a one-to-one interview with the researcher that will last approximately one hour at a time of your convenience, with interviews conducted online via Zoom.
Would you like more information?
Please contact: Karl Fortune, 2nd Year MA Psychotherapy, DBS.