Introduction: Hello my name is Sarah Kearney I am Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapist. I am carrying out research as part of my MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy with the Turning Point Institute (TPI) and Dublin City University (DCU). Title of research project: Life after Death: An exploration of the impact of client suicide on psychotherapists. I will be supervised throughout this study by Felicity Kennedy TPI (Felicity@felicitykennedy.ie) and Dr Melissa Corbally, DCU School of Nursing and Human Sciences (Melissa.email@example.com)
Who can participate: Recruited participants will be psychotherapists accredited by IACP or IAHIP working in Ireland. You are prepared to share your experienced of the death of a client by suicide. That the suicide has not been in the past year. Or that you have not experienced any other significant close personal loss or suicide in the past year. Also, that you speak English, and are over 18 years.
What is involved? You will be interviewed by the researcher on your experience of the death of a client by suicide. The interview will be recorded and will be held in early 2018 for approximately an hour. The interviews will take place in Turning Point Institute, 23 Herbert Street, Dublin 2 or in a venue which suits you better, on a date, and time to facilitate you the participant.
If you meet the criteria and wish to take part, please email Sarah Kearney
firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a date, interview time and place that is suitable to you.
Benefits from being involved in the study.
Research studies benefit the profession by influencing directional growth, therapeutic interventions, career development, clinical supervision and methodological issues (Buboltz, Deemer and Hoffmann 2010). This Irish based research may contribute to our understanding of the impact of the death of a client by suicide on psychotherapists both personally and professionally practicing in Ireland, which may lead to increased knowledge and a better outcome for all concerned.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Sarah Kearney