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Cognitive-emotional processes in divorced parental relationships

Willén, Helena LU (2012) PPTN76 20121
Department of Psychology
Abstract
Divorced parents with joint custody are expected to collaborate about their children. However, negative emotions are often intense and painful following divorce. This may lead to blocked negotiations about important issues such as children’s living arrangements. The present study focused on the intra-psychic processes of general cognitive-emotional tendencies as they appear over time among low and high conflict divorced parents. Interviews were carried out with 56 parents three and five years post-divorce. Data were analyzed thematically and was related to cognitive-behavioral theory and clinical practice for couples. Four themes were found: (1) Changing the situation, (2) Changing the emotions, (3) Stuck in anger, and, (4) Stuck in... (More)
Divorced parents with joint custody are expected to collaborate about their children. However, negative emotions are often intense and painful following divorce. This may lead to blocked negotiations about important issues such as children’s living arrangements. The present study focused on the intra-psychic processes of general cognitive-emotional tendencies as they appear over time among low and high conflict divorced parents. Interviews were carried out with 56 parents three and five years post-divorce. Data were analyzed thematically and was related to cognitive-behavioral theory and clinical practice for couples. Four themes were found: (1) Changing the situation, (2) Changing the emotions, (3) Stuck in anger, and, (4) Stuck in hopelessness. Four cases were selected to illustrate the sample in the presentation of the findings. Clinical implications are suggested. (Less)
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author
Willén, Helena LU
supervisor
organization
course
PPTN76 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Divorce, emotions, cognitive-behavioral therapy, qualitative analysis
language
English
id
3128389
date added to LUP
2012-10-11 11:49:12
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2012-10-11 11:49:12
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  abstract     = {Divorced parents with joint custody are expected to collaborate about their children. However, negative emotions are often intense and painful following divorce. This may lead to blocked negotiations about important issues such as children’s living arrangements. The present study focused on the intra-psychic processes of general cognitive-emotional tendencies as they appear over time among low and high conflict divorced parents. Interviews were carried out with 56 parents three and five years post-divorce. Data were analyzed thematically and was related to cognitive-behavioral theory and clinical practice for couples. Four themes were found: (1) Changing the situation, (2) Changing the emotions, (3) Stuck in anger, and, (4) Stuck in hopelessness. Four cases were selected to illustrate the sample in the presentation of the findings. Clinical implications are suggested.},
  author       = {Willén, Helena},
  keyword      = {Divorce,emotions,cognitive-behavioral therapy,qualitative analysis},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Cognitive-emotional processes in divorced parental relationships},
  year         = {2012},
}