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Greta Kaluževičiūtė Kaluzeviciute

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
 Greta Kaluževičiūtė Kaluzeviciute

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Ask me about
  • Case study method
  • Systematic case studies
  • Clinical case studies
  • Psychotherapy process research
  • Epistemology in psychotherapy
  • The process of diagnosis
  • Research ethics
  • Social media impact on psychotherapy

Biography

Greta Kaluzeviciute is a PhD researcher in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies. Her PhD project, Knowledge generation processes and the role of the case study method in the field of psychotherapy, received full funding from CHASE. In this project, Greta investigates knowledge generation methods in the field of psychotherapy, and considers the current challenges that stem from applying large-scale findings onto individual patients and their particular situations. She proposes a re-consideration of the case study method by assessing its unique reasoning style and further developing epistemological and evidence-based guidelines for case study research. Besides her PhD research, Greta is also a Research Officer for Senior Lecturer Sue Kegerreis in a project exploring the complexities of gaining ethical approval for qualitative psychotherapy/psychosocial research. Greta teaches and delivers lectures across a number of modules in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Current teaching responsibilities: - PA123: Understanding Individuals, Groups and Organisations : An Introduction to Psychodynamic Concepts - PA403: Psychoanalysis and the Child - PA407: Current Debates in Depth Psychology Publications: Kaluzeviciute, G., & Willemsen, J. (in press). Scientific thinking styles: the different ways of thinking in psychoanalytic case studies. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Kaluzeviciute, G. (2020). Social Media and its Impact on Therapeutic Relationships. British Journal of Psychotherapy, 36(2), 303-320. Kaluzeviciute, G. (2020). The role of empathy in psychoanalytic psychotherapy: A historical exploration. Cogent Psychology, 7(1), 1748792. Kaluzeviciute, G. (2016). Evaluating Kierkegaards eros and agape: an alternative Leap to Faith. Dialogue, 59(1), 162-175. Conferences: Kaluzeviciute, G., & Kegerreis, S. (September, 2020). Exploring the complexities of gaining ethical approval for qualitative psychotherapy and counselling research projects. 8th Qualitative Research on Mental Health (QRMH) Conference. Valetta, Malta. (Conference Postponed) Kaluzeviciute, G. (May, 2020). COVID-19 and the Rise of Digital Communications: Implications for Clinical Practice. The Unconscious and Everyday Life at a Time of a Pandemic Virtual Conference. University of Essex. Kaluzeviciute, G., & Willemsen, J. (June, 2020). Generating knowledge from case studies: presentation of the Case Study Evaluation-tool (CSE) and a worked example. Part of the panel Synthezing qualitative research. Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) 51st International Meeting Personalizing Psychotherapy to its Participants and Moments. University of Massachusetts, Amherst. (Conference Cancelled) Kegerreis, S., & Kaluzeviciute, G. (May, 2020). Exploring the complexities of gaining ethical approval for qualitative psychotherapy and counselling research projects. BACP 26th Annual Research Conference Keeping clients at the centre of research and policy. Bristol, co-hosted by the University of the West of England. https://www.bacp.co.uk/media/7619/research-conference-2020-draft-programme-v12.pdf (Conference Cancelled) You're Wrong, Im Wrong, Were All Wrong: The (Un)conscious Bias in Clinical Research. The Unconscious and Everyday Life Conference (May, 2019), University of Essex. Scientific management in modern psychotherapy: single case studies and the science of the individual. Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture & Society (APCS) Conference (October, 2018), Rutgers University, New Jersey. A case is never given: constructivism in clinical case studies and the philosophical debate of understanding (Verstehen) and explanation (Erklären). Uniting Two Perspectives on Mental Illness: Philosophy and Linguistics (September, 2018), University of Essex. A case is never given: constructivism in clinical case studies and the philosophical debate of understanding (Verstehen) and explanation (Erklären). Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society Postgraduate Conference (June, 2018), Middlesex University, London. A case is never given: constructivism in clinical case studies and the philosophical debate of understanding (Verstehen) and explanation (Erklären). Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Research Student Conference: Interdisciplinary Interventions in Depth Psychology (May, 2018), University of Essex, Colchester. Objectivity in psychotherapy: the problems of the detached and the engaged therapist. Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies Postgraduate Conference (May, 2017), University of Essex, Colchester. Co-organised conferences: "The Unconscious and Everyday Life" Postgraduate Conference 2019, 2020 (Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex) "The Unconscious and the University" Undergraduate Conference 2020 (Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex)

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Literature University of Essex (2016)

  • MA in Psychoanalytic Studies University of Essex (2017)

Research and professional activities

Thesis

Knowledge generation processes and the role of the case study method in the field of psychotherapy

The project investigates knowledge generation methods in the field of psychotherapy, and considers the current challenges that stem from applying large-scale findings onto individual patients. It re-considers the significance of the case study method by developing epistemological guidelines for case study research, addressing the unique style of thinking in cases, and providing a novel content evaluation tool that can aid researchers in assessing the quality and significance of case study data.

Supervisor: Dr. Jochem Willemsen , Prof. Wayne Martin

Research interests

Psychotherapy research

Case study methodology

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy

Evidence-based research

The process of diagnosis

Social media impact on psychotherapy

Research ethics

Contact

gkaluz@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus