Date of Award
Morgridge College of Education, Counseling Psychology
Crisis work, Qualitative study
Little attention has been given to clinicians who work primarily with clients in crisis. The current study explored therapists’ psychological boundaries in crisis work. Qualitative data was collected from two semi-structured interviews with current mental health crisis professionals (n = 5). An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was used to gain access into participants’ perceptions and understandings of their experiences. Findings revealed 4 superordinate themes: Professional Self, Impacted Self, Relational Self and Evolving Self along with 11 subthemes that related to psychological boundaries. Results suggest psychological boundaries are fluid and closely tied with self-awareness and support from other professionals.
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Santiago, Dana, "What Remains? An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Therapists’ Psychological Boundaries in Crisis Work" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1842.