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Increasing children's participation in therapy: combining understanding of children's experiences of therapy with evidence-based practice

Stefanoff, J. (2008). Increasing children's participation in therapy: combining understanding of children's experiences of therapy with evidence-based practice. (Unpublished Doctoral thesis, City University London)

Abstract

This thesis examined children's experiences of therapy and used grounded theory (Strauss & Corbin, 1998) to develop a theory that may explain this. Eighteen children aged 7-14 years who had attended therapy at a child and adolescent mental health service or school-based therapy service participated in an individual interview. The study found that therapy is a process for children and identified sub-processes and activities that work to affect children's experiences of therapy. The professional practice component is a case study describing the use of cognitive behaviour therapy with a thirteen-year-old girl presenting with symptoms of anxiety. The literature review component is a critical review of the empirical literature on the use of motivational interviewing with children.

Publication Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Departments: Doctoral Theses
School of Arts & Social Sciences > Psychology
Doctoral Theses > School of Arts and Social Sciences
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/19633
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