1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University 1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University Department of Psychiatry
20.01.2011

Strategies of coping own experience of psychotherapists working with depressive patients

Research Area:

  Addictions     Anxiety Disorders    Mood Disorders     Genomics   Psychopharmacology

  Eating Disorders    Psychophysiology    Neurodegenerative disorders                                    

 Cognitive Neuroscience    Schizophrenia    Traumatic stress   Social Psychiatry

Doctoral project name:

Strategies of coping own experience of psychotherapists working with depressive  patients

Supervisor:

Karel Hajek PhD.

Short project description:

General aim:

Detailed knowledge of the load of the psychotherapeutic work with depressive patients and of succesfull coping strategies used by psychotherapist will contribute to the psychohygiene and prevention of burn-out syndrome.

 

Research method:

Ø      Qualitative research method - Grounded Theory (Glaser, Strauss)

 

Data collection:  

Ø      Semi-structured interviews with psychotherapists working with depressive patients

Ø      Focus groups of psychotherapists working with depressive patients

 

Research questions:

Ø      How psychotherapists experience therapy with  depressive clients?

Ø      What coping strategies are used by psychotherapists during the work with depressive clients?

 

Project goals:

Ø      Detailed description of characteristics of therapeutic relationship with depressive patient as it is experienced by psychotherapist

Ø      Identification of succesfull coping strategie used by psychotherapist in this relationship

 

Project Milestones, Timing:

2008 – collecting data and relevant literal resources

2009 – analyzing data and writing theoretical part of the research project

2010 – building grounded theory, completing dissertation paper, publishing articles

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