What does it mean to you to be Jewish?

I am undertaking a small research project as part of my UKCP accredited course in Integrative Psychotherapy. My aim is to explore the lived experience of a third-generation post Holocaust Jew in the current world climate.

Who qualifies as a co-researcher?

I am seeking a co-researcher who is a third-generation post holocaust Jew. For clarity, that is someone whose grandparents were alive at the time of holocaust and whose parents were born after the end of the holocaust. To be suitable it is not necessary that my co-researcher is currently a practising Jew nor that the person is a trans-generational survivor.

What will be required

I am conducting a phenomenological enquiry. Data will be collected by conducting a single 60 minute interview. The interview will take place preferably face to face in my therapy room near Stockport which is in a building exclusively used for psychological therapies where quiet and confidentiality can be assured. A Skype interview may however also be possible.

UKCP Code of Ethics.The research will be conducted in accordance with the Ethical Standards laid down by the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy (in line with the UKCP Ethical Committee Report Ethical Guidelines for Research, July 1997). The research project has approval under this code.

I am also a registered member of BACP and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions 2018.

If you feel that you might be able, and would be prepared, to spare an hour of your time to share some of your experience with me please do get in touch by emailing me at oldfieldj@btinternet.com. I would be more than happy to chat with you a little more about my interests, and of course, there would be no obligation to go ahead if you did not feel entirely comfortable.

Many thanks