The present book is the outcome and a summary of my most important papers written during my PHD years.Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was the most suitable research method for my research inquiry; the recovery approach. This book firstly describes what recovery approach is, and in what areas is it used. The theoretical foundations and the research design of IPA are also discussed. It is also concerns why it is beneficial to use IPA in research that assessing recovery stories. The second part of the book consists of four empirical studies, related to the recovery approach. The final part of the book discusses all of the study findings in general and presents their contribution to the field.
Szilvia Kassai has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Her research interests include recovery processes; what does recovery mean to a person who is in recovery from addiction or psychiatric disorder. She is also engaged in utilizing qualitative methods in psychology research.