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Inte bara mellan fyra ögon. Den sociala omgivningens betydelse i samband med psykoterapi.

Nestlog, Rebecka LU and Boström, Daniel LU (2016) PSPT02 20152
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The aim of the present study is to deepen the understanding of how people, who undergo psychotherapy, perceive the importance of their social environment. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six individuals who have undergone psychotherapy within the last year. The transcripts were analyzed with Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), which resulted in five main themes: Choose face outwardly, The price of openness, Being safe and close to someone, The therapist is not enough and Balance indebtedness. The results show large variation in what role the social environment plays for the participants. While some participants chose to be open about their therapy, others kept their therapy more or less secret. This in order to... (More)
The aim of the present study is to deepen the understanding of how people, who undergo psychotherapy, perceive the importance of their social environment. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six individuals who have undergone psychotherapy within the last year. The transcripts were analyzed with Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), which resulted in five main themes: Choose face outwardly, The price of openness, Being safe and close to someone, The therapist is not enough and Balance indebtedness. The results show large variation in what role the social environment plays for the participants. While some participants chose to be open about their therapy, others kept their therapy more or less secret. This in order to maintain independence and to avoid the risk of being hurt or of receiving negative responses. Although some participants experienced negative reactions, the participants perceived that they, in general, were met with interest and encouragement when sharing their experiences of psychotherapy with others. The results indicate that it is easier to be open, to show emotion and to receive support in close and safe relationships. The study further shows that individuals can experience their social environment as a unique and important resource for their development during psychotherapy. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka den sociala omgivningens betydelse för människor som går i psykoterapi. Semistrukturerade intervjuer genomfördes med sex personer som hade gått i psykoterapi för mindre än ett år sedan. Intervjumaterialet analyserades genom Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) och detta resulterade i fem huvudteman: Välja ansikte utåt, Öppenhetens pris, Vara nära och trygg, Terapeuten räcker inte till och Balansera tacksamhetsskulden. Resultatet visar att det fanns stora variationer i vilken roll den sociala omgivningen hade haft för deltagarna. Några hade berättat för sin omgivning om terapin, andra hade valt att mer eller mindre hemlighålla terapin för att bevara en självständighet och inte riskera att... (More)
Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka den sociala omgivningens betydelse för människor som går i psykoterapi. Semistrukturerade intervjuer genomfördes med sex personer som hade gått i psykoterapi för mindre än ett år sedan. Intervjumaterialet analyserades genom Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) och detta resulterade i fem huvudteman: Välja ansikte utåt, Öppenhetens pris, Vara nära och trygg, Terapeuten räcker inte till och Balansera tacksamhetsskulden. Resultatet visar att det fanns stora variationer i vilken roll den sociala omgivningen hade haft för deltagarna. Några hade berättat för sin omgivning om terapin, andra hade valt att mer eller mindre hemlighålla terapin för att bevara en självständighet och inte riskera att bli sårad av negativt bemötande. Även om det ibland förekom negativt bemötande, upplevde deltagarna ändå att de generellt möttes av intresse, uppmuntran och värme när de berättade om sin psykoterapi för andra. Resultaten indikerar att det är lättare att vara öppen, visa känslor samt få stöd och bekräftelse i nära och trygga relationer. Studien visar också att individer kan uppleva att deras sociala omgivning utgör en unik och viktig resurs för deras utveckling under tiden för psykoterapin. (Less)
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Nestlog, Rebecka LU and Boström, Daniel LU
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PSPT02 20152
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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keywords
social network, self-disclosure, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), psychotherapy, social support, qualitative method, kvalitativ metod, psykoterapi, självexponering, socialt nätverk, socialt stöd
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Swedish
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8603689
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2016-02-09 16:13:23
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Inte bara mellan fyra ögon. Den sociala omgivningens betydelse i samband med psykoterapi.},
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