chapter  3
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The use of self in research

This chapter considers some of the issues surrounding the use of self in research and looks firstly at the individual therapist’s contribution to research-both as the focus of research studies and when operating in the role of practitioner-researcher. The second part of the chapter introduces and outlines a research study I have recently undertaken that explores the therapist’s use of self. Data and findings from the study are presented in Chapter 4.