Exploring the experiences of counsellors working with boarders in UK independent schools: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.

Sherborne, Harriet (2017) Exploring the experiences of counsellors working with boarders in UK independent schools: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Abstract

An increasing evidence base describes how people working with trauma survivors

may experience vicarious posttraumatic growth (VPTG). In this qualitative study,

the experiences were explored of six counsellors working with current boarders in

UK independent schools, and their experiences of personal change were

considered through the lens of VPTG. Semi-structured interviews were conducted

and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was used. Three themes emerged

from the data: outside/inside; culture and expectations; parent+child. All six

participants experienced growth corresponding with vicarious exposure to trauma.

Implications for the theory of VPTG are discussed, and suggestions are made for

the training and support of staff working with boarders, and for the care of boarders

themselves.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Gigg, Diane
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 16:17
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2017 05:11
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/48005

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