I am currently researching the psychotherapy profession and looking to understand how psychotherapists experience themselves as professionals. I am now looking to identify the underlying forces that constrain the way people work.
Psychotherapy training has an apprenticeship model and I think it is in the interests of our patients that we interrogate our methods to ensure that how we work is functional not simply traditional.
It is a qualitative piece of work building on Bucher and Strauss paper Professions in Process and using Thematic Analysis. It involves 10 pilot interviews and 16 semi-structured interviews.