Exploration of explicit and implicit motivations of candidate psychotherapists for practicing psychotherapy

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2017
Çevrim, Mustafa
The main aim of this thesis was to explore the explicit and implicit motivations of candidate psychotherapists for practicing psychotherapy. A qualitative approach was employed to achieve this purpose. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 5 candidate psychotherapists, and data was analyzed through Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Three super-ordinate themes emerged from the obtained data, which were (1) what were the characteristics of candidate psychotherapists?, (2) what motivated candidate psychotherapists to become a psychotherapist?, and (3) perceiving psychotherapy profession as a personal rescuer status. The emerged themes and clinical implications were discussed in line with the relevant literature.

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M. Çevrim, “Exploration of explicit and implicit motivations of candidate psychotherapists for practicing psychotherapy,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2017.