Perceived theoretical orientation choices of psychotherapists

Bulut, Gökçen
The purpose of the current study was to explore potential factors related with theoretical orientation choices of psychotherapists. For this purpose, a qualitative research based on constructivist paradigm was conducted. In order to identify the subjective views of psychotherapists 14 clinical psychologists were recruited as participants. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with the participants. Then thematic analysis was conducted. Eight themes and several sub-themes were identified based on the participants' responses. These themes were personal factors, training factors, clinical experience, needs of clients, conditions in Turkey, empirical support, miscellaneous and extra factor: the influence of being therapist on personal life.
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G. Bulut, “Perceived theoretical orientation choices of psychotherapists,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.