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Qualitative story completion: A creative and novel method for psychotherapy and counselling psychology research

Clarke, Victoria; Moller, Naomi

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Dr Victoria Clarke Victoria.Clarke@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Qualitative & Critical Psychology

Naomi Moller



Abstract

Story completion (SC) – where respondents are presented with the start of a story (the story ‘stem’ or ‘cue’) and asked to complete it – originally developed as a projective technique for clinical and research assessment. While SC continues to be used in this way, it has also evolved into a qualitative data generation technique, providing qualitative researchers with a creative and novel alternative to the self-report data typical of qualitative research. In this paper, we outline the growing interest in the method within psychotherapy and counselling psychology research and explain what we think the method offers to this field of research. To support psychotherapists and counselling psychologists in adding SC to their methodological toolkit, we also provide practical guidance on the design and implementation of SC, drawing on an example study exploring perceptions of ethnic/racial differences between a therapist and client.

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Clarke, V., & Moller, N. (2023). Qualitative story completion: A creative and novel method for psychotherapy and counselling psychology research. Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin, 35(Spring 2023), https://doi.org/10.53841/bpsqmip.2023.1.35.24

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 3, 2023
Online Publication Date Mar 20, 2023
Publication Date Mar 20, 2023
Deposit Date Feb 3, 2023
Publicly Available Date Apr 21, 2023
Journal Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin
Print ISSN 2044-0820
Electronic ISSN 2396-9598
Publisher British Psychological Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 35
Issue Spring 2023
DOI https://doi.org/10.53841/bpsqmip.2023.1.35.24
Keywords Story completion; Psychotherapy
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10423648

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