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En liten röst som säger ”vad fan vet du om det”. En kvalitativ studie om unga kvinnliga psykologers perspektiv på makt i psykologisk behandling

Johansson Huaman, Maria LU and Andersson, Linn LU (2019) PSPR14 20191
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The purpose of the study was to, from a transformative and critical realistic approach, generate knowledge about perspectives of power in psychological treatment. This was examined through interviews with young female psychologists and their thoughts on and how to deal with power in their therapeutic work. Data was collected through nine semi-structured interviews with psychologists based on their clinical experience from psychological treatment with adults. Data was analyzed with a theoretical thematic analysis. The result was conceptualized in three main themes. A major aspect that was found was the importance of the context in which power is played and that the interviewees were helped by reflecting through a norm critical and... (More)
The purpose of the study was to, from a transformative and critical realistic approach, generate knowledge about perspectives of power in psychological treatment. This was examined through interviews with young female psychologists and their thoughts on and how to deal with power in their therapeutic work. Data was collected through nine semi-structured interviews with psychologists based on their clinical experience from psychological treatment with adults. Data was analyzed with a theoretical thematic analysis. The result was conceptualized in three main themes. A major aspect that was found was the importance of the context in which power is played and that the interviewees were helped by reflecting through a norm critical and intersectional point of view when analyzing power in relation to the patient. Gender and age were interpreted as two different factors of power, where age was experienced as a non-privilege in relation to older patients and gender was experienced as a factor eliminating power differences. The study also addressed perspectives on the power of the role as a psychologist. The results suggest that therapeutic techniques to even out power differences such as transparence, was experienced as helpful and necessary, but ought to be combined by an understanding of the responsibility that comes with it. Conclusions drawn from the results stress the importance of an active analysis of power and intersectionality in treatment with patients. In addition, power can be constructed and deconstructed partly in treatment, but also trough a reflexive stance towards the organization and the society in which one work. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Syftet med uppsatsen var att utifrån en transformativ och kritisk realistisk ansats bidra till kunskap om hur en kan tänka kring makt i psykologiskt behandlingsarbete genom att undersöka unga kvinnliga psykologers tankar kring, och sätt att hantera, makt i sitt arbete med patienter. Data genererades via nio semistrukturerade intervjuer med psykologer med erfarenhet av psykologisk behandling av vuxna. Data analyserades med en teoretiskt styrd tematisk analys. Resultatet tematiserades utifrån tre huvudteman. En central aspekt som resultatet behandlade var kontextens betydelse för makt i rummet där normkritiska och intersektionella perspektiv hjälpte informanterna att reflektera kring makt i förhållande till patienten. Genus och ålder... (More)
Syftet med uppsatsen var att utifrån en transformativ och kritisk realistisk ansats bidra till kunskap om hur en kan tänka kring makt i psykologiskt behandlingsarbete genom att undersöka unga kvinnliga psykologers tankar kring, och sätt att hantera, makt i sitt arbete med patienter. Data genererades via nio semistrukturerade intervjuer med psykologer med erfarenhet av psykologisk behandling av vuxna. Data analyserades med en teoretiskt styrd tematisk analys. Resultatet tematiserades utifrån tre huvudteman. En central aspekt som resultatet behandlade var kontextens betydelse för makt i rummet där normkritiska och intersektionella perspektiv hjälpte informanterna att reflektera kring makt i förhållande till patienten. Genus och ålder tolkades som två olika maktfaktorer där ålder upplevdes som ett underprivilegium i relation till äldre patienter och genus som en i huvudsak positiv och maktutjämnande faktor. Uppsatsen berörde också sätt att se på och hantera psykologrollens makt. Uppsatsen fann att maktutjämnande tekniker som transparens upplevdes hjälpsamt och nödvändigt, men bör kombineras med en förståelse för det ansvar som följer och inte kan frånsägas psykologrollen. Slutsatser handlade om vikten av att se på makt som något som måste analyseras på nytt med hjälp av intersektionella ramverk i varje nytt patientmöte samt att makt kan konstrueras och omförhandlas delvis i behandlingsrummet men att makt också bara kan arbetas med via ett aktiva reflektioner kring samhället och den organisation en verkar i. (Less)
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Johansson Huaman, Maria LU and Andersson, Linn LU
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PSPR14 20191
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Makt, ålder, genus, privilegier, intersektionalitet, normkritiskt perspektiv
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Swedish
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8982171
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En liten röst som säger ”vad fan vet du om det”. En kvalitativ studie om unga kvinnliga psykologers perspektiv på makt i psykologisk behandling},
  year         = {2019},
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