Call for participants – DBT therapists

Samantha Dewhurst is undertaking a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at University of Surrey. She would like to invite DBT therapists to help with her research. Here is her recruitment advert:

This study aims to learn more about how therapists experience the therapy relationship with their clients who meet the criteria for BPD. The data will be subject to a discourse analysis with the intention of improving our understanding the discursive practices – professional and beyond – that therapists draw on to make sense of their experiences of the therapy relationship with clients who meet the criteria for BPD.

You are eligible to take part in the study if you are working or have recently worked as a Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) individual therapist and you would be willing to spare one hour of your time, at your convenience, to tell me about your experiences in the form of a of a semi-structured interview which will be recorded. All information you provide will be anonymised and kept confidential.

This study has been reviewed by the School of Psychology Ethics Committee, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and granted favourable ethical approval (Ref: FT-PSY-170-15).

If you have any questions about the study, please contact me at or my supervisor, Ben Rumble at

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