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Subject/Keyword
Therapy training
Psychotherapist health
Novice therapists
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Wyper, Katy
Supervisor and department
Dr. Derek Truscott (Educational Psychology)
Examining committee member and department
Dr. Judith Spiers (Nursing)
Dr. Jacqueline Pei (Educational Psychology)
Department
Department of Educational Psychology
Specialization

Date accepted
2010-01-07T18:23:18Z
Graduation date
2010-06
Degree
Master of Education
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Psychotherapists experience a variety of stressors, and many report mental health problems and burnout. However, most psychologists are satisfied with their careers. Therapists-in-training experience similar challenges, and must also survive the demands of graduate school, yet the number of applicants to Canadian psychology programs continues to rise. What attracts these individuals to practice psychology in spite of the negative effects of therapy work? How do they overcome challenges and remain healthy during training? My aim in this study was to gain insight into the experiences of novice therapists. I wanted to explore their perceptions of health, and identify influences that contributed to and hindered their well-being. Interviews with six trainees were conducted, and what resulted was an ethnographic thesis focused on the experiences of novices in the context of training. Participants provided deep, detailed descriptions of how their beliefs, expectations, and well-being were impacted by the culture of training programs.
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English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R32T0R
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Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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