Existential therapy trainees perspectives on the challenges of their initial training

Vicki Smith, Viv Burr, Dawn Leeming

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There is limited research on existential therapy training from the student perspective. Six current or recent existential therapy trainees were interviewed about their experiences of training. Thematic analysis highlighted the personal challenge and dramatic personal transformation often involved. The findings underscore the importance of appropriate support for trainees confronting the challenges of therapy training and the importance of rigorous recruitment and selection processes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-233
Number of pages17
JournalExistential Analysis
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2023

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