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"Vafan har jag ställt till med!" Psykoterapeuter berättar om konflikter i det terapeutiska möte: En kvalitativ studie

Starup, Anna LU and Gustafsson Kraft, Frida LU (2012) PPTP06 20121
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore what kinds of conflicts therapists and patients struggle with in a psychotherapeutic encounter. Eight experienced psychodynamic psychotherapists were interviewed using an open ended approach and a narrative method. The therapists were asked to tell about memories from their professional life as psychotherapists and memories from being patients in psychotherapy. 30 narratives were identified in the materials which were analyzed using a hermeneutic phenomenological framework with the purpose of finding major themes of conflict. The dichotomic pairs faith-doubt and guilt-reparation were found to be the most frequently occurring themes in the stories and these were discussed from a... (More)
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore what kinds of conflicts therapists and patients struggle with in a psychotherapeutic encounter. Eight experienced psychodynamic psychotherapists were interviewed using an open ended approach and a narrative method. The therapists were asked to tell about memories from their professional life as psychotherapists and memories from being patients in psychotherapy. 30 narratives were identified in the materials which were analyzed using a hermeneutic phenomenological framework with the purpose of finding major themes of conflict. The dichotomic pairs faith-doubt and guilt-reparation were found to be the most frequently occurring themes in the stories and these were discussed from a psychoanalytical and an ideohistorical perspective. 14 narratives were selected as illustrative in the study. The main conclusions derived from this study are that apart from expressing devotion to their task, psychotherapists engage in thinking about guilt over their own mistakes, doubts and shortcomings when they recall experiences from the past both as patients and as clinicians. This can be interpreted as related to the tension between one relational-oriented and one interpretation-oriented tradition, inherent in psychoanalytic theory and practice. (Less)
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author
Starup, Anna LU and Gustafsson Kraft, Frida LU
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organization
course
PPTP06 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
conflict, narrative method, Keywords: Hermeneutic, psychotherapeutic relationship.
language
Swedish
id
3167330
date added to LUP
2012-11-23 13:07:04
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2012-11-23 13:07:04
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore what kinds of conflicts therapists and patients struggle with in a psychotherapeutic encounter. Eight experienced psychodynamic psychotherapists were interviewed using an open ended approach and a narrative method. The therapists were asked to tell about memories from their professional life as psychotherapists and memories from being patients in psychotherapy. 30 narratives were identified in the materials which were analyzed using a hermeneutic phenomenological framework with the purpose of finding major themes of conflict. The dichotomic pairs faith-doubt and guilt-reparation were found to be the most frequently occurring themes in the stories and these were discussed from a psychoanalytical and an ideohistorical perspective. 14 narratives were selected as illustrative in the study. The main conclusions derived from this study are that apart from expressing devotion to their task, psychotherapists engage in thinking about guilt over their own mistakes, doubts and shortcomings when they recall experiences from the past both as patients and as clinicians. This can be interpreted as related to the tension between one relational-oriented and one interpretation-oriented tradition, inherent in psychoanalytic theory and practice.},
  author       = {Starup, Anna and Gustafsson Kraft, Frida},
  keyword      = {conflict,narrative method,Keywords: Hermeneutic,psychotherapeutic relationship.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Vafan har jag ställt till med!" Psykoterapeuter berättar om konflikter i det terapeutiska möte: En kvalitativ studie},
  year         = {2012},
}