Exploring group process

Lepper, G. and Mergenthaler, E. (2005) Exploring group process. Psychotherapy Research, 15 (4). pp. 433-444. ISSN 1050-3307. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This study takes as a starting point the need for further observational research in identifying the phenomenon of cohesion in group psychotherapy. The purpose is to test the possibility that there are relevant observational technologies that, like the microscope, can reveal phenomena that cannot be perceived directly but that underpin events at the perceptual level. Two text analytical approaches will be applied to mutually support possible findings: conversation analysis as a qualitative tool and quantitative computer-assisted text analysis following the therapeutic cycles model (TCM). The text to be analyzed is a transcript of Session 9 of a psychodynamic psychotherapy group for seven women diagnosed with an eating disorder. Within the cycles there is higher category density, higher levels of coherence, and tying across turns. The TCM reliably can identify features of the therapeutic process that are of clinical interest.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences (KIMHS)
Depositing User: M.P. Stone
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2008 20:50
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2008 20:50
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/12178 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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