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1. Gouveia, Joanne Ailsa. Exploring the impact of professional training on the close personal relationships of student clinical psychologists.

Degree: MA, Psychology, 2017, University of Pretoria

There is a rich body of literature that details the effects therapists have on their patients. Little attention has, however, been given to the impact of training and working as a professional psychologist on the close personal relationships (CPR) of practitioners. The aim of this study was to explore the subjective experience of the impact of clinical psychology training on trainee psychologists' intrapersonal development and subsequently their CPR in the South African context. Three key relationships the trainees' relationships with their family, friends and romantic partners were the focus of the research. Seven second year clinical psychology master's students were selected using non-probability, purposive sampling to participate in individual semi-structured interviews. Interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim and thematic analysis was used to identify and analyse themes in the data both within and across the seven interviews. Six main themes were identified and the findings indicate the participants perceive the impact of training on their CPR to be primarily beneficial. This is despite experiencing difficulties in some of their relationships as a result of training. Relationships with romantic partners benefitted from improved communication and some became deeper and more meaningful, although two ended. Participants faced both gains and losses in terms of friends while the intensity and shared experience of training rapidly made classmate relationships extremely important and close. Some participants gained a better understanding of family members and their family's functioning. Training also opened up some relationships by providing a point of connection between certain participants and their parents. The participants rely significantly on all their CPR for social support but support from family is most salient. Finally some implications for training were evoked by the interwoven nature of personal and professional development demonstrated by the study. Advisors/Committee Members: Mohamed, Ahmed Riaz (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: UCTD; Clinical psychology training; Close personal relationships; Personal development; Qualitative research

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APA (6th Edition):

Gouveia, J. (2017). Exploring the impact of professional training on the close personal relationships of student clinical psychologists. (Masters Thesis). University of Pretoria. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2263/62637

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Gouveia, Joanne. “Exploring the impact of professional training on the close personal relationships of student clinical psychologists.” 2017. Masters Thesis, University of Pretoria. Accessed May 29, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/2263/62637.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Gouveia, Joanne. “Exploring the impact of professional training on the close personal relationships of student clinical psychologists.” 2017. Web. 29 May 2020.

Vancouver:

Gouveia J. Exploring the impact of professional training on the close personal relationships of student clinical psychologists. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Pretoria; 2017. [cited 2020 May 29]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/62637.

Council of Science Editors:

Gouveia J. Exploring the impact of professional training on the close personal relationships of student clinical psychologists. [Masters Thesis]. University of Pretoria; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/62637


University of Pretoria

2. Stevenson, Alexandra. The therapeutic relationship in psychodynamic psychotherapy : an exploration of patients’ and therapists’ experiences in the South African context.

Degree: MA, Psychology, 2019, University of Pretoria

The therapeutic relationship has been a cornerstone of the theory and practice of psychotherapy since it first emerged as a healing modality. Research has extensively reported on the therapeutic relationship and its role in the outcomes of psychotherapy. Despite the vast research on the therapeutic relationship, little qualitative exploration has focused on both patient and therapist lived experience. Using a hermeneutic phenomenological qualitative methodology, this study examined the lived experiences of both patients and therapists, within the same therapeutic relationship in a South African context. Three patients and three therapists (i.e. 3 patient-therapist dyads) were interviewed using in-depth semi-structured individual interviews (six interviews in total) to explore their experience of the relationship they developed during therapy, and the meanings that have been made of this. Through thematic analysis, using interpretation to deepen the analysis, several themes and subthemes were identified. Both patients’ and therapists’ lived experiences of the therapeutic relationship in psychodynamic psychotherapy clustered around three major and somewhat similar themes, with various sub-themes. Patients’ lived experiences of the therapeutic relationship centred around the following themes and sub-themes: therapist’s therapeutic approach (holding the patient in mind—knowing them; non-judgmental stance; providing an objective presence— perspective; and a consistent presence), facilitating therapeutic factors (mutuality; and therapist self-disclosure), and process within the relationship (describing the relationship—a lifeline; moment of meeting; change; and the relationship over time). Whilst therapist-participants’ experiences of the therapeutic relationship held somewhat similar themes with subtle differences, namely, patient qualities, facilitating therapeutic factors (holding and containing; theoretical orientation; use of technique; and supportive factors for therapists), and process within the relationship (describing the relationship—intimate yet formal; moment of meeting; change; and the relationship over time). Similarities and differences between patient and therapist experiences are examined that may influence the therapeutic relationship. Conclusions are discussed with a consideration of the limitations of the study as well as implications for future research, practice, and training. Advisors/Committee Members: Mohamed, Ahmed Riaz (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Therapeutic Relationship; Therapeutic Alliance; Psychodynamic Psychotherapy; Patient and Therapist Lived Experience; South Africa; UCTD

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APA (6th Edition):

Stevenson, A. (2019). The therapeutic relationship in psychodynamic psychotherapy : an exploration of patients’ and therapists’ experiences in the South African context. (Masters Thesis). University of Pretoria. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2263/67317

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Stevenson, Alexandra. “The therapeutic relationship in psychodynamic psychotherapy : an exploration of patients’ and therapists’ experiences in the South African context.” 2019. Masters Thesis, University of Pretoria. Accessed May 29, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/2263/67317.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Stevenson, Alexandra. “The therapeutic relationship in psychodynamic psychotherapy : an exploration of patients’ and therapists’ experiences in the South African context.” 2019. Web. 29 May 2020.

Vancouver:

Stevenson A. The therapeutic relationship in psychodynamic psychotherapy : an exploration of patients’ and therapists’ experiences in the South African context. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Pretoria; 2019. [cited 2020 May 29]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/67317.

Council of Science Editors:

Stevenson A. The therapeutic relationship in psychodynamic psychotherapy : an exploration of patients’ and therapists’ experiences in the South African context. [Masters Thesis]. University of Pretoria; 2019. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/67317

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