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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages20
Pages (from-to)1-19
JournalJournal of Constructivist Psychology
Journal publication date7 Apr 2017
Early online date7 Apr 2017
DOIs
StateE-pub ahead of print - 7 Apr 2017

Abstract

This study explores the lived experience of black and minority ethnic (BME) clinical psychologists employed in the U.K. National Health Service (NHS). A mixed method qualitative approach was employed using repertory grids and interpretative phenomenological analysis. Six female BME clin- ical psychologists took part. Four master themes emerged from the analysis, including standing out as different, negotiating cultural and professional values, sitting with uncertainty, and feeling proud to be a clinical psychologist. The repertory grid analysis supported these ndings and enriched the study. Implications of the study are discussed—namely, the importance of the profession increasing the cultural competency and sensitivity of its members as well as becoming more diverse.

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Constructivist Psychology on 7 April 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10720537.2017.1304301. The Accepted Manuscript is under embargo. Embargo end date: 7 April 2018.

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