Disabling Essentialism: Accountability in Family Therapy: Issues of Disability. Complaints and Child Abuse

Disabling Essentialism: Accountability in Family Therapy: Issues of Disability. Complaints and Child Abuse

Michelle O'Reilly 

Aims

To evaluate interactions in family therapy to explore the discursive strategies utilised by the various parties.

Research Participants

Families with children whom have a diagnosable childhood disorder undergoing family therapy in CAMHS.

Methods

The project utilises naturally occurring family therapy data naturally recorded (with permission) for training and research purposes. Videotaped data was released to the researcher with informed consent from the families.

This project uses qualitative approach to give depth to the data and to explore the experiences of the research participants. Utilising discursive psychology and drawing upon conversation analysis the interactions of the family members and therapists were examined to explore the discursive strategies used in order to evaluate the intervention and make recommendations for practice.

Project Status

Complete

Funding

ESRC

 

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