Looking for qualified psychotherapists and trainees at Year 3 or above and working towards BACP/UKCP accreditation. You will need to understand your own process relative to a developmental-relational model of therapy. The research would focus on your understanding of your own processes.
Why? I believe that a client's sexual practices, preferences, desires, relationships and needs can offer a direct opportunity to understand their early relational deficits. Clients seek to repair damage, to integrate their whole selves, to reach moments of peak experience, through the erotic. Through this heuristic research project, I would like to understand clients' experience of this dynamic.
I intend the research to broaden therapists' understanding of what clients bring into the room and help demystify the erotic, seeing it as simply one of the ways in which a client can tell their story. A therapist confident of exploring this area, embracing the developmental, relational and erotic transference elements of it, will open their eyes to a deeper insight into the client's psyche, thus increasing the opportunities for work at depth, leading to the repair and reintegration of a client's whole self.
Who? I am Nick Campion, a fourth-year student studying Integrative Psychotherapy at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. This research is for my final year dissertation.
I have ethical approval for this research from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.
Please email me if you would like to take part in this important research project, or find out more information: firstname.lastname@example.org