Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) is a contemporary qualitative research method grounded in phenomenology, hermeneutics, and idiography. The philosophical principles and rigorous methodology make this approach well suited for research in counselor education and supervision. This primer introduces counselor educators to IPA theory and methodology and discusses considerations for implementation.
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Miller, Raissa M. and Barrio Minton, Casey A.. (2016). "Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: A Contemporary Phenomenological Approach". Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 38(1), 47-61.