How does practicing psychotherapy affect the personal life of the therapist? A qualitative inquiry of senior therapists’ experiences.

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    • Abstract:
      Objective: To investigate how psychotherapists' lives and relationships are influenced by their work.Method: Twelve senior psychotherapists took part in qualitative interviews.Results: Thematic analysis yielded four significant themes: (i) it has been a privilege to know and contribute, and to be allowed to grow personally; (ii) facing suffering and destructiveness has been a burden; (iii) being a therapist has had an impact on my personal relationships—for better and worse; and (iv) I have needed to construct a way of living that allowed me to continue to do the work.Conclusion: Working as a therapist seem to imply a potential for developing openness, tolerance, and creativity, while being vulnerable to becoming overwhelmed with responsibility and feelings of inadequacy, isolation, and despair. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
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      Ziel: Zu untersuchen, wie das Leben und die Beziehungen von Psychotherapeuten durch ihre Arbeit beeinflusst werden. Methode: Zwölf erfahrene Psychotherapeuten nahmen an qualitativen Interviews teil. Ergebnisse: Die thematische Analyse ergab vier signifikante Themenbereiche: (i) es ist ein Privileg gewesen zu wissen und beizutragen sowie die Möglichkeit gehabt zu haben, persönlich zu wachsen; (ii) die Auseinandersetzung mit Leid und Destruktivität ist eine Last gewesen; (iii) ein Therapeut zu sein hatte einen Einfluss (gut sowie schlecht) auf meine persönlichen Beziehungen; und (iv) ich musste meinen Lebensstil so gestalten, dass es mir ermöglichte, die Arbeit weiterhin auszuüben. Schlussfolgerung: Die Arbeit als Therapeut scheint Potential für die Entwicklung von Offenheit, Toleranz und Kreativität, bei gleichzeitiger Anfälligkeit für Überforderung durch Verantwortungserleben, Unzulänglichkeitsgefühlen sowie Isolation und Verzweifelung mit sich zu bringen. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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      Obiettivo: studiare come la vita e le relazioni degli psicoterapeuti vengono influenzate dal loro lavoro. Metodo: Dodici psicoterapeuti esperti sono stati sottoposti a interviste qualitative. Risultati: Dall'analisi tematica sono emersi quattro temi importanti: (i) è stato un vantaggio per favorire una maggiore conoscenza, e per poter crescere personalmente; (Ii) è stato pesante confrontarsi con la sofferenza e la distruttività; (Iii) essere un terapeuta ha avuto un impatto sulle mie relazioni personali, nel bene e nel male; e (iv) ho avuto bisogno di costruirmi uno stile di vita che mi permettesse di continuare il mio lavoro. Conclusione: Il lavoro di terapeuta sembra potenzialmente favorire lo sviluppo di apertura, tolleranza e creatività, pur rendendo le persone vulnerabili a sentirsi sopraffatti dalla responsabilità e da un senso di inadeguatezza, isolamento e disperazione. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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      Objetivo: Investigar de que forma as vidas e relações dos psicoterapeutas são influenciadas pelo seu trabalho. Método: Doze psicoterapeutas seniores participaram em entrevistas qualitativas. Resultados: Da análise temática decorreram quatro temas significativos: (i) tem sido um privilégio conhecer e contribuir, e ser-me possibilitado crescer a nível pessoal; (ii) enfrentar o sofrimento e a destrutividade tem sido um fardo; (iii) ser terapeuta teve um impacto sobre as minhas relações pessoais – para o bem e para o mal; e (iv) precisei de construir um modo de vida que me permitisse continuar a trabalhar. Conclusão: Trabalhar como terapeuta parece implicar um potencial para desenvolver abertura, tolerância e criatividade, ao mesmo tempo que vulnerabiliza à sobrecarga de responsabilidade e sentimentos de inadequação, isolamento e desespero. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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      目標:調查心理治療師的生活以及關係如何受他們工作的影響。方法:12位資深的心理治療師接受質性訪談,結果:透過主題分析法獲得四個重要的主題: (i) 能夠去了解與有所貢獻以及被允許個人成長是一種恩賜;(ii)面對苦難與破壞性因素是一種負擔 (iii)成為一位心理治療師無論好或不好對個人關係上來說都是一種影響 (iv) 我需要建構一個允許我繼續進行這份工作的生活方式。結論:身為一位治療師似乎意味著能夠發展開放性、容忍度與創造力,但是一旦面臨諸多責任或感覺效能不足、孤立或沮喪絕望時,也會覺得很脆弱無助。 [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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