Professional and personal identities as clinical psychologists

Higson, Hayley and Allan, Sophie ORCID: (2019) Professional and personal identities as clinical psychologists. In: Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology. Taylor and Francis. ISBN 9781351056267

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Therapeutic and professional relationships can often be enhanced with an element of humanity, yet striking a balance between being human and maintaining professional boundaries can be difficult to navigate, particularly in diverse working contexts. This chapter explores the concept of identity, focusing on some of the specific identities simultaneously held by aspiring and qualified clinical psychologists and the challenges associated within this. This chapter highlights the importance of acknowledging one’s own humanity and vulnerability to psychological distress or mental health problems, while also considering the complexity and difficulties involved with managing dual identities sometimes perceived as opposing, namely as a service user and a psychologist.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/good_health_and_well_being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2023 01:31
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2023 00:49
DOI: 10.4324/9781351056267-14

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