Investigating how mental health practitioners conceptualise and use clinical outcome measures during the initial assessment stage of a therapeutic intervention.

Design methodology

Research took an iterative stepped approach with 12 mental health practitioners:

  1. 1-hour, individual, semi-structured interviews. Transcribed and written up using reflective Thematic Analysis (Braun & Clarke, 2019).
  2. The researcher produced individual ‘I-Poem’ for each participant using every ‘I’ statement from the transcribed interview.
  3. Participant construction of selected ‘I-Poem’ – individual collage creation based on participant interpretation of own I-Poem. Collage produced by both participant and researcher based on the same text.
  4. Collages ‘coded’ using visual references, discussion points, observations and comparison to earlier Thematic Analyses.


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