Walking in Quicksand:

An exploration of trainee’s experience of a five day residential training workshop

Authors

  • Ken Evans

Abstract

Between June 26 to 30th, 2013, sixteen Integrative psychotherapy trainees attended a five day residential training workshop to introduce them to qualitative research. The trainees were half way through the third year of a four year training programme run by the European Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies, which is a European accredited training institute of the European Association for Psychotherapy and a Full Train- ing Member of the European Association for Integrative Psychotherapy. This was the second residential workshop for the trainees following their first experience of one in June 2012, during their second year   of training. The workshop was on this occasion primarily facilitated by Dr Ken Evans who has a particular interest in phenomenological and relational oriented research in and with groups (Finlay and Evans, 2009).

Author Biography

Ken Evans

Co-authors: Heath Abbott, Danica Abbott, Albert Albertson, Jean Allen, Micheline Barker, Georgia Carter, Hannah Clarke, Anastasia Gire, Sarah Horner, Christopher Journeaux, Lindi Lawrenson, Sarah Lee, Elizabeth Leech, Hildur Magnosdottir, Claire Mitchell, Cliodhna Smith. Co-Trainer: Joanna Hewitt Evans. Programme Manager: Annmarie Clarke.

Ken Evans, D. Psych, F.R.S.A continues his fascination with large group phenomenological research. In contrast with issue 6 when the research theme was an exploration of identity crisis with experienced psychotherapists this issue 7 describes research with 16 participant /co-researchers who are trainee psychotherapists.

Ken was recently elected as President of the European Association for Integrative Psychotherapy twenty years after first being elected to this office. 

Published

2014-08-23

How to Cite

Evans, K. (2014). Walking in Quicksand:: An exploration of trainee’s experience of a five day residential training workshop. European Journal for Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy, (7), 31-52. Retrieved from http://ejqrp.org/index.php/ejqrp/article/view/43

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