Call for participants – qualified practitioners

Jivone Poonia is undertaking a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton. She would like to invite qualified practitioners who have a background in attachment theory and addictive/compulsive behaviours. Here is her recruitment advert:

How significant is attachment history in the development of compulsive patterns of behaviour?

Treatments for compulsive behaviours are becoming more numerous, this research will provide insight about whether and if so why attachment history may influence or predispose to compulsive behaviours. The study will contribute to the understanding of compulsive behaviours that may lead to future substance and behavioural addictions. It hopes to support counselling psychologists and other practitioners to provide attachment informed treatment interventions.

This study intends to develop new items to form a generic scale to appraise the relationship between attachment and compulsive behaviours.

The exploratory study will employ a two-stage mixed methodology design. Participation will involve:

Phase one: a qualitative-semi structured interview (lasting approximately 45 minutes)
Phase two: practitioners volunteering from phase one will be asked to rate items for content validity.

This research aims to recruit 8-15 qualified practitioners.

This research has been approved under the procedures of the University of Wolverhampton Ethics Committee and is being supervised by Dr Robin Gutteridge and Dr Danny Hinton.

Your participation will be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in participating please contact the researcher, Jivone Poonia: j.poonia@wlv.ac.uk

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