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A study of views of intern psychologists and registered psychologists on the concept of confidentiality

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dc.contributor.advisor Ngcobo, H.S.B.
dc.contributor.author Zungu, Cebelihle Primrose
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-23T06:11:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-23T06:11:02Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/359
dc.description A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Arts in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Zululand, 2008. en_US
dc.description.abstract Confidentiality is an essential tool in a therapeutic relationship, thus, the focus of this study was based on the views and experiences of intern psychologists and registered psychologists on the concept of confidentiality in a therapeutic relationship. The researcher selected ten participants, of which four were intern psychologists and six were registered psychologists. A qualitative research method of collecting data was used in a form of an open-ended questionare. This questionare was consitituted of two quastions which formulated vignettes of participants. A phenomenomenological approach was adopted in this study to facilitate the understanding of the information gathered. The findings from the present study indicated that confidentiality in a therapeutic relationship is a confusing stance. There was a strong view that confidentiality leaves psychologists in a dilemma especially where there is conflict of interest. This was noted to be of significance that the participants believed that the clients they serve are their first priority. It was also found in this study that the lawyer-client relationship is protected as compared to a client-psychologist relationship. This study concluded with a brief discussion on the limitations of the study and recommendations of future research. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Confidentiality en_US
dc.subject Therapeutic relationship en_US
dc.title A study of views of intern psychologists and registered psychologists on the concept of confidentiality en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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