Psychologists' Lived Experience of Client Violence

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 11, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 11, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fardin Jussab, University of East London

Brief Summary:
The objective of the proposed research is to gain a detailed understanding and account of psychologists' experience of client violence in clinical practice. The emphasis is upon a detailed understanding of how psychologists perceive and understand their experience of client violence and its impact upon their identity as clinicians and as individuals.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Life Experiences Other: Information Sheet Other: Consent Other: interview Other: Debrief Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This research is interested in Counselling and Clinical Psychologists who have experienced client violence at their work place. The main research question being asked is how do psychologists' understand their personal experiences of client violence. This is an important and interesting subject for Counselling and Clinical Psychologists as it provides a detailed personal account of the implications of violence upon their personal and professional identity, psychological well being and how they define violence. Furthermore, this research may help facilitate in designing a specific policy and help future research to issue guidelines for counselling and clinical psychologists in order to keep themselves safe within their professional practice. Psychologists working for the National Health Service will be recruited and provided with information regarding the research aims and objectives. There will be interviews held at their place of work for approximately one hour.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 10 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Counselling and Clinical Psychologists Lived Experience of Client Violence
Study Start Date : October 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
providing information sheet
providing participants with information regarding the purpose of the research
Other: Information Sheet
Providing the Participant with information regarding the aim of the experiment

Seeking consent Other: Consent
Providing a consent form for participants. The participant is aware of his or her rights

Interview Participant Other: interview
participants will interviewed by fardin jussab for approximately one hour regarding their experience of client violence

The Participants will be debriefed after the interview.
Other: Debrief
at the end of each interview the researcher will ask participants whether the emotions aroused in the interview require further discussions. Interviewees will be also advised that should they wish to talk further about any topics covered the in the interview, they could telephone the researcher at a later time. There will also be leaflets of supporting agencies.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. experience of violence [ Time Frame: one hour ]
    participant's discuss their experince of client violence in the work place

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Ages Eligible for Study:   24 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Psychologist's who have experienced client violence

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01414543

United Kingdom
National Health Service
London, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of East London
Study Chair: Helen Murphy, BA, MSc, DPhil University of East London

Responsible Party: Fardin Jussab, Dr, University of East London Identifier: NCT01414543     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UEL1
First Posted: August 11, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 11, 2016
Last Verified: August 2009

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