Call for participants – trainee counselling psychologists

Joy Kokkalis is undertaking a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at University of Surrey. She would like to invite trainee counselling psychologists to help with her research. Here is her recruitment advert:

  • Are you a trainee counselling psychologist?
  • Do you have experience of clinical practice with at least one client who meets the DSM diagnostic criteria for ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’?
  • Are you under supervision for your clinical work?

If the above 3 criteria apply to you, then please read the following as it may be of interest to you…

I am currently looking to recruit participants for my qualitative research project exploring trainee counselling psychologists’ experiences of working with clients who meet the diagnostic criteria for ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’ (BPD).   I am interested in interviewing trainees who are currently working, or have worked, with clients who meet the DSM diagnostic criteria for ‘BPD’.

You should only participate if you want to; choosing not to take part will not disadvantage you in any way.  The interview can be used as an opportunity for engaging in reflection-on-practice which is an essential ingredient of your training.

This study has received ethical approval from the University of Surrey, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences Ethics Committee.  If you have any questions about this study or are interested in taking part, please contact me on: – or alternatively you could contact my research supervisor, Dr. Elena Manafi, on:

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