Ofer's Auto-Ethnography

Since the research focused on my practice as a therapist, I relied upon my personal autoethnography as my source of information in my interpretive analysis. In a process of introspection, I recalled my childhood experiences, with undiagnosed learning disabilities, which contributed to my decision to focus my career on work with children. I describe the early stages of my career working with children in different roles before my academic studies, and how I progressed to my M.Sc. in psychotherapy and my Ed.D. studies. During the research process, my preliminary understandings led me to decide that the most significant understandings would be attained through an investigation of my individual approach to therapy and should focus on my decision-making process during therapy. This led to the composition of the ReachingOut model for psychotherapy and our model for production, communication and transformation of knowledge.