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A Qualitative Analysis of Expressed Needs Early in Experiential Treatment for Depression

A Qualitative Analysis of Expressed Needs Early in Experiential Treatment for Depression

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Title: A Qualitative Analysis of Expressed Needs Early in Experiential Treatment for Depression
Author: Ferreira, Natalie Dias
Abstract: A thematic analysis of early expressed needs of 10 (five good and five poor long-term outcome) clients in experiential therapy for depression. The study sought to: (1) establish a need theme structure from the current data set; (2) validate a previously established need theme structure of early expressed needs; (3) explore whether differences emerge in the types of expressed needs between good outcome and poor outcome cases; and, (4) begin exploration of coded depressogenic etiologies. Findings suggest: (1) the previously established need structure was validated by the current need theme structure; (2) good outcome clients express more self-oriented need themes, whereas poor outcome clients express more other-oriented need themes; and, (3) a common need conflict expressed in good outcome clients suggest these clients were willing to explore their experience in therapy in the service of self-growth, whereas poor outcome clients appear to struggle with more complex systemic need conflicts.
Subject: Clinical psychology
Keywords: Needs
Depression
Qualitative research
Thematic analysis
Experiential therapy
Need conflicts
Type: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Rights: Author owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/34386
Supervisor: Pos, Alberta E.
Degree: MA - Master of Arts
Program: Psychology(Functional Area: Clinical Psychology)
Exam date: 2017-08-22
Publish on: 2018-03-01

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