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Re-animating vulnerable children's voices through secondary analysis of their play therapist's interview narratives

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posted on 2024-06-03, 22:06 authored by J Edwards, Judi ParsonJudi Parson
Inclusion of the voice of the child is key to quality research processes focused on their needs and interests. The authors contend that when the voice of the child is unavailable, secondary analysis of data generated with sensitive, highly trained, child-oriented adults may provide a useful way to include aspects of the child's experiences and views. This study reports an innovative secondary analysis process in which therapy practitioner narratives were used to re-animate the lived experiences and challenges of vulnerable children. The results indicated that attending therapy was experienced as supportive for children; in being able to make choices, in being informed about decisions relating to their current circumstances and future, and the role of attendance at therapy in supporting their needs.

History

Journal

Arts in psychotherapy

Volume

63

Pagination

77-83

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0197-4556

eISSN

1873-5878

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2019, Elsevier

Publisher

Elsevier