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* 1. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.  Please read the following GDPR Information & check the next question to support compliance procedures.
My name is Anne Brennan and I am a psychotherapist specialising in play therapy. 
I am currently carrying out a limited and brief study on whether practitioners  play therapy practitioners identify body sensations experienced during sessions as useful in informing their work with clients and enhancing their practice.  It will indicate how they identify and manage these and what value they place on this in terms of its enhancing their practice.
The research is being conducted with the ethical approval of CTC Ltd and I am governed by the Codes of Ethics of IAHIP, IAPTP, IACP and TCI.  The research is being conducted as part of an MA thesis.
To participate in this study you need meet the following criteria:
a)Over 18 years of age
b)A psychotherapist or play therapist qualified and certified to work with people under 18 years of age
c)A member of a professional body regulating psychotherapy, and/or psychotherapy specialising in play therapy
Completion of the questionnaire will take 15-20 minutes maximum. 
You are being invited to participate in this study through completion and return of this anonymous questionnaire.  The researcher is seeking international responses to this questionnaire as the researcher would like to gather as wide a range of responses as possible and having international responses will also act as an ameliorating factor in relation to bias. The researcher will have no knowledge or contact with respondents either through national or international organisations or in response to email invitations.  Your data will be provided entirely anonymously, as it will be processed through Survey Monkey. 
As the data will be processed anonymously, the researcher will be unable to process any inadvertent disclosures of a sensitive nature, e.g. child welfare or child protection issues, or other sensitive issues.  The researcher would request, therefore, that you use your self-care practices as respondents who are qualified therapists.  The researcher trusts that where and if it is necessary for you, you will be able to access suitable support should any question trigger personal material for you. 
When you return the completed questionnaire, and only at that point, you will be deemed to have given informed consent to the use of the data provided by you for the purposes of this specific research study.  Should you complete the questionnaire and decide not to ‘finish’ (return it), the data is not recorded

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* 2. Which of the following best describes you?

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* 3. Which of the following best describes your therapeutic orientation?

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* 4. Which best describes the number of years you have practiced as a psychotherapist?

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* 5. Which of these best describes the number of years you have practiced using play therapy or creative therapy?

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* 6. On average, which best describes your number of hours of practice of play or creative therapy per week?

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* 7. In the last 6 months, which age range of U18s have attended your practice?

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* 8. Which of the following describes your training for working with U18s?

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* 9. Of which professional body/bodies are you a member?

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* 10. As an overall figure, how many hours of play therapy/creative therapy experience have you completed?

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* 11. In relation to your practice with U18s in the last 6 months, please indicate which of the following, if any, somatic experiences you may have had during sessions.  [Egan & Carr Body Centred Countertransference Scale http://www.midss.org/sites/default/files/egan_and_carr_bct_2005.doc (Amended) ] 

  This has never happened to me in the last 6 months Yes, this has happened to me at least once in the last 6 months, but not often Yes, this has happened a few times in the last 6 months Yes, this has happened often in the last 6 months
Muscle tension 
Sleepiness
Yawning
Tearfulness
Unexpectedly shifting your body
Headache
Stomach disturbance
Throat constriction
Raised Voice
Dizziness
Loss of Voice
Aches in Joints
Nausea
Numbness

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* 12. Which of these best describes the action/s you took around this experience, and in what time-frame.  Tick all that apply

  After 1st experience After 2nd experience After some weeks Months, after reading/hearing of such experiences for therapists
Noted it
Reflected on it (inc. journaling)
Brought it to personal therapy
Brought it to clinical supervision
Found supportive ways to maintain attention in session
Began exploration of the phenomenon as part of enhancing practice

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* 13. Did your find that exploring the somatic experience/s enhanced your practice with clients?

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* 14. In what way and to what extent did do you feel it may have enhanced your practice with clients?  Scale; 1=very little, 2=somewhat, 3=helpful, 4=insightful and 5=insightful & enlightening

  1 2 3 4 5
1 Better understanding of self and intra personal dynamics
2 Better understanding of own impact on the therapeutic work
3 Better understanding of the client's internal world
4 Improved capacity to relate to the client's world through reflection
5 Improved understanding of interpersonal dynamics in therapy
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