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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Myers, Kelsey Jane
Author's Email Address kjmyers@vt.edu
URN etd-09142011-144224
Title Clinicians’ Experiences of the Application of Interpersonal Neurobiology as a Framework for Psychotherapy
Degree Master of Science
Department Human Development
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
McCollum, Eric E. Committee Co-Chair
Wittenborn, Andrea K. Committee Co-Chair
Huebner, Angela J. Committee Member
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Psychotherapist
Date of Defense 2011-09-02
Availability unrestricted
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) combines multiple fields of thought into one integrated framework. It has been utilized to expand conversation of the “mind” and promote well-being across disciplines. Current literature outlines the IPNB framework, including suggestions for its application to psychotherapeutic practice; however, limited research has examined clinicians’ experiences of using the IPNB framework. This study aims to add to the discussion on IPNB by examining the lived experiences of psychotherapists employing IPNB as a framework for their clinical practice. This study uses thematic analysis procedures to analyze data from a focus group consisting of psychotherapeutic practitioners. The investigation explores how the participants perceive the impact of their implementation of IPNB; as well as how they believe that using the IPNB framework has changed case conceptualization and intervention. Findings and implications are also discussed.
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