A model of therapeutic action grounded in the patients’ view of curative and hindering factors in psychoanalytic psychotherapy
2005 (English)In: Psychotherapy, ISSN 0033-3204, E-ISSN 1939-1536, Vol. 42, no 3, 324-339 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The patients’ view of curative and hindering factors in psychoanalytic psychotherapy was explored, starting from conducting the Private Theories Interview with 22 young adult patients at termination of their therapies. A tentative theoretical model of therapeutic action was constructed using grounded theory methodology.Talking About Oneself, Having a Special Place and Relationship, and Exploring Together With the Therapist were perceived as curative factors by the patients, leading to therapeutic impacts such as New Relational Experiences and Expanding Self-Awareness. Hindering aspects included experiencing that Talking Is Difficult and that Something Was Missing in therapy, interacting with negative impacts such as Self-Knowledge Is Not Enough and Experiencing Mismatch. Methodological issues, the question of common versus specific factors, and implications for clinical practice are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Psychological Association (APA), 2005. Vol. 42, no 3, 324-339 p.
psychoanalytic psychotherapy, patients’ view, curative and hindering factors, therapeutic action, grounded theory [I]t
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-106286DOI: 10.1037/0033-3220.127.116.114OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-106286DiVA: diva2:735776