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Title: Person-centered counseling for alcohol-related problems: the client's experience of self in the therapeutic relationship
Authors: Moerman, Marijke
McLeod, John
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Social and Health Sciences
Keywords: Alcohol abuse
Client attitudes
Client centered therapy
Counseling
Psychotherapeutic processes
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: PCCS Books Ltd
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: Published version (c)the authors, is available from http://www.pce-world.org/pcep-journal/journal-database.html?catid=34
Citation: Moerman, M. and McLeod, J. 2006. Person-centered counseling for alcohol-related problems: the client's experience of self in the therapeutic relationship. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies. 5(1): pp.21-35.
Abstract: Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR) is an intensive method of qualitative inquiry that has the potential to identify distinct aspects of the client's experience of therapy in relation to different problem domains. This paper presents an account of the client's experience in person-centered counseling for alcohol-related problems. Six clients receiving person-centered counseling for longstanding issues associated with alcohol abuse engaged in Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR) interviews, which were transcribed and analyzed using a grounded theory approach. Three main domains were identified: the experience of self; experiencing the counselor in the therapeutic relationship; experiencing the impact of counseling. The findings show that the clients overwhelmingly focused on the experience of the self, which was described as both anguished/uncooperative and connecting/emergent. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved) (from the journal abstract)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/246
ISSN: 1477-9757
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