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Therapeutic work with the present moment: A comparative conversation analysis of existential and cognitive therapies

Thell, Nataliya LU and Peräkylä, Anssi (2011) In Psychotherapy Research 21(3). p.316-330
Abstract
Therapeutic work with the client’s present moment experience in existential therapy was studied by means of conversation analysis. Using publicly available video recordings of therapy sessions as data, an existential therapist’s practice of guiding a client into immediacy, or refocusing the talk on a client’s immediate experience, was described and compared with a therapist’s corresponding action in cognitive therapy. The study contributes to the description of interactional practice of existential therapy, and involves the first application of conversation analysis to a comparative study of psychotherapy process. The potential utility of this approach and the clinical and empirical implications of the present findings are discussed.
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present moment, existential psychotherapy, immediacy, conversation analysis, cognitive therapy, comparative psychotherapy process research
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Psychotherapy Research
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21
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3
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316 - 330
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Taylor & Francis
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1468-4381
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English
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  author       = {Thell, Nataliya and Peräkylä, Anssi},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {316--330},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Psychotherapy Research},
  title        = {Therapeutic work with the present moment: A comparative conversation analysis of existential and cognitive therapies},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2011},
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