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dc.contributor.authorKyrgos, Elenaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:33:30Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:33:30Z
dc.date.issued2006-03-30en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04092006-224720en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/42010
dc.description.abstractLittle has been published regarding the experiences of seasoned MFTs who not only manage to survive the demands and pressures in the mental health field, but also thrive and find enjoyment in their work. This qualitative study, guided by a phenomenological perspective, provides a rich understanding of the experiences of seasoned MFTs who continue to remain joyous and passionate in their work. Six female peer-nominated therapists, with at least 15 years of clinical experience, from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area participated in semi-structured interviews. Results from the interviews are organized around six themes: Portrait of passionate seasoned therapist; getting renewed by clinical work; managing spillover; sustaining balance; changing commitment to the profession; and advice to novice therapists. The findings are both consistent with, and add to the literature indicating that accumulated experience is a major resource for therapists and sustaining balance through the use of various self-care strategies is vital. Limitations, suggestions for future research, and implications of this study also discussed.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartElena_Kyrgos_Final_Thesis.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectbalanceen_US
dc.subjectqualitativeen_US
dc.subjectstressorsen_US
dc.subjectpassionateen_US
dc.subjectseasoneden_US
dc.subjectmarriage and family therapyen_US
dc.titleFemale Seasoned Marriage and Family Therapists: Maintaining Passion for Their Worken_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHuman Developmenten_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Developmenten_US
dc.contributor.committeechairStith, Sandra M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMcCollum, Eric E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHuebner, Angela J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04092006-224720/en_US
dc.date.sdate2006-04-09en_US
dc.date.rdate2006-05-11
dc.date.adate2006-05-11en_US


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