Assessing the perceived value of Reflexive Groups for supporting Clergy in the Church of England

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620236
Title:
Assessing the perceived value of Reflexive Groups for supporting Clergy in the Church of England
Authors:
Gubi, Peter M.
Abstract:
Little research has been conducted to assess the effectiveness of reflexive groups in supporting clergy. For this research, eight Church of England Bishops’ Advisors for Pastoral Care and Counselling were interviewed to ascertain the value of reflexive groups. These data were analysed using a thematic analysis. Two superordinate themes emerged: Contextual issues and Benefits, along with 20 subordinate themes. An online survey, consisting of questions that came from the Bishops’ Advisors data, was then sent to reflexive group participants (n=64), to see if their experiences matched those benefits identified by the Bishops’ Advisors. The data from 37 participants was statistically analysed. The data from both sets of participants reveal that reflexive groups are psychologically beneficial to clergy. The research concludes that the implementation of reflexive groups as a way of developing self-awareness and enculturating attitudes towards resilience and self-care is important to foster psychologically and spiritually healthy practice.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Gubi, P. M. (2016). Assessing the perceived value of reflexive groups for supporting clergy in the Church of England. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 19(4), 350-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2016.1197194
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Mental Health, Religion and Culture
Publication Date:
18-Jul-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620236
DOI:
10.1080/13674676.2016.1197194
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Mental Health, Religion and Culture on 18-7-16, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2016.1197194
ISSN:
1367-4676
EISSN:
1469-9737
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

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dc.contributor.authorGubi, Peter M.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-01T10:44:41Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-01T10:44:41Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-18-
dc.identifier.citationGubi, P. M. (2016). Assessing the perceived value of reflexive groups for supporting clergy in the Church of England. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 19(4), 350-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2016.1197194en
dc.identifier.issn1367-4676-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13674676.2016.1197194-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620236-
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Mental Health, Religion and Culture on 18-7-16, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2016.1197194en
dc.description.abstractLittle research has been conducted to assess the effectiveness of reflexive groups in supporting clergy. For this research, eight Church of England Bishops’ Advisors for Pastoral Care and Counselling were interviewed to ascertain the value of reflexive groups. These data were analysed using a thematic analysis. Two superordinate themes emerged: Contextual issues and Benefits, along with 20 subordinate themes. An online survey, consisting of questions that came from the Bishops’ Advisors data, was then sent to reflexive group participants (n=64), to see if their experiences matched those benefits identified by the Bishops’ Advisors. The data from 37 participants was statistically analysed. The data from both sets of participants reveal that reflexive groups are psychologically beneficial to clergy. The research concludes that the implementation of reflexive groups as a way of developing self-awareness and enculturating attitudes towards resilience and self-care is important to foster psychologically and spiritually healthy practice.en
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dc.subjectclergyen
dc.subjectsupporten
dc.subjectReflective Groupen
dc.subjectbenefitsen
dc.titleAssessing the perceived value of Reflexive Groups for supporting Clergy in the Church of Englanden
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dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalMental Health, Religion and Cultureen
dc.date.accepted2016-05-31-
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