An inquiry into the experience of the dyslexic transactional analysis psychotherapist

Baker, J and Widdowson, MDJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2404-7087 2020, 'An inquiry into the experience of the dyslexic transactional analysis psychotherapist' , Transactional Analysis Journal, 50 (1) , pp. 24-40.

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Abstract

Dyslexia causes difficulties in reading, writing, and information processing and is known to impair academic performance unless adaptations are made to the teaching and learning environment. This article explores some of the ways currently practicing transactional analysts who are dyslexic recall and understand their experiences from the earliest recognition of their difference in being dyslexic, through their training, and into their current work life. The authors have investigated the impact of having dyslexia on the training and practice of five transactional analysis psychotherapists using a qualitative approach. The participants were interviewed and the data analyzed using thematic analysis. The results indicate further research would be beneficial to facilitate a deeper understanding of the impact of dyslexia and to facilitate appropriate support for both trainees and qualified psychotherapists.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Transactional Analysis Journal
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0362-1537
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Funders: United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis
Depositing User: Dr Mark Widdowson
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 08:48
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2020 15:15
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/53115

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