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Searching for recognition: The professional development of psychodynamic psychotherapists during training and the first few years after it
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2011 (English)In: Psychotherapy Research, ISSN 1050-3307, E-ISSN 1468-4381, Vol. 21, no 2, 141-153 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the present study was to investigate the development of psychotherapists' professional self during training and the first few years after it. Constant comparison analysis was conducted on interviews with former students (N = 18) at a training institute for psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The resulting core category osearching for recognitiono indicated that participants' ambition during the studied time period was to reach high status by becoming psychotherapists. During training, this was expressed by the category oattachment to preformed professional self,o meaning that students wanted their preconceptions about therapy to be acknowledged by teachers. After training, participants experienced achieved recognition and, as a result, a sense of freedom to use their own judgment.

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2011. Vol. 21, no 2, 141-153 p.
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psychotherapist training, supervision, development
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-68659DOI: 10.1080/10503307.2010.506894ISI: 000289579200002OAI: diva2:473642
authorCount :4Available from: 2012-01-06 Created: 2012-01-04 Last updated: 2012-02-03Bibliographically approved

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