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Healing Spaces for Therapy: The Influence of Room Design on Psychotherapeutic Processes

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posted on 09.08.2021, 06:22 by SOPHIE HELEN LEA
This research discovered how the therapy room contributes to therapy from the client and therapist's perspective. Clients currently in therapy and counsellors or psychologists working in private practice were interviewed. It was found that a well-designed and functional therapy room supports the therapy relationship and client feelings of safety, trust, increased willingness to talk, and an improvement in therapists' ability to implement their work, reducing stress and increasing well-being. A best-practice therapy room design checklist for therapy settings was developed from this research.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Sandra Elisabeth Stewart

Additional supervisor 1

Tristan Leslie Snell

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

Education

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Education

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