The relationship between therapist outcome, therapist language and reflexivity amongst clients experiencing major depressive disorder

Banham, James A. (2016) The relationship between therapist outcome, therapist language and reflexivity amongst clients experiencing major depressive disorder. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

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Abstract

The research not only identified particular language processes contributing to successful and less successful therapeutic outcomes; but, how therapists use language to enable clients to make meaningful changes to their lives. The research developed a new methodology to objectively assess therapeutic performance that was based upon an analysis of several thousand therapy sessions undertaken in the QUT Psychology Clinic in order to examine the language processes associated with more and less effective psychotherapy. The research makes a unique contribution to the field of psychotherapy research, practice, and training as evidenced by publications in leading journals. The findings have significant implications for the training of clinicians wishing to understand language processes and their contribution to optimal therapeutic outcomes, and for the ongoing development of evidence-based clinical training programs.

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ID Code: 93230
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Schweitzer, Robert & Eivers, Areana
Keywords: Trainee-therapists, Therapist outcome, Therapeutic performance, OQ-45.2, Dialogical Self, Narrative Process Model, Narrative Process Coding System, Therapist language, Therapeutic conversations, Depression
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 05 Jul 2016 02:48
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 02:48

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