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Clinical psychologists’ experiences of facilitating trainees’learning through supervision – an IPA study

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dc.contributor.advisor Coughlan, Barry
dc.contributor.author Walton, Tom
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-04T11:38:20Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-04T11:38:20Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9709
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Introduction: Research on supervision is a burgeoning area within clinical psychology. Existing literature has focused primarily on supervisees’ perspectives of supervision. There has been little research in clinical psychology focusing on supervisors’ perspectives, and in particular, how they facilitate trainees’ learning. The present study attempted to address the gap in the literature, and explore clinical psychologists’ experiences of supervision with trainees. Method: The researcher interviewed eight clinical psychologists from the West and Mid-West of Ireland. All supervisors had experience of supervising at least two clinical psychology trainees. Semi-structured interviews were used to explore clinicians’ subjective experiences of supervision, with a focus on facilitating trainees’ learning. Interviews were transcribed verbatim. Results: IPA was the chosen methodology for this research, and the analysis revealed a number of superordinate and subordinate themes in the interview data. The superordinate themes included “Feeling the Responsibility”, “Striking a Balance” and “Letting Go”. Discussion: This study succeeded in addressing a number of gaps in the supervision literature. It provided greater insight into the perspectives of supervisors of clinical psychology trainees, and their efforts to facilitate learning. The results of the study are discussed in relation to existing supervision literature, the study strengths and weaknesses are highlighted, and a number of implications for clinical practice, education, training, and future research are presented. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject psychologists en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.title Clinical psychologists’ experiences of facilitating trainees’learning through supervision – an IPA study en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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