Cooper, Mick (2012) Clients' and therapists' perceptions of intrasessional connection : an analogue study of change over time, predictor variables, and level of consensus. Psychotherapy Research, 22 (3). pp. 274-287. ISSN 1050-3307
Archive (ZIP) (Intrasessional connection zip file)
Intrasessional_connection_Cooper.zip - Submitted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.
Clients’ and therapists’ within-session experiences of relational connection were investigated using an analogue design. Eighty “therapist -- client” dyads rated, on a minute-by-minute basis, their levels of connection to the other over a 20 minute counseling session. Therapists’ and clients’ feelings of connection increased over time with a negatively accelerating curve. Clients experienced a greater increase in feelings of connection with therapists that they perceived as less anxious; while older therapists, and therapists who believed they were perceived as more agreeable, experienced a deeper connection. Clients’ and therapists’ perception of connection were significantly associated, with a median within-dyad correlation of .76.
|Keywords:||psychotherapy process, psychotherapy research, therapeutic alliance, relational depth, counselling, Social pathology. Social and public welfare, Clinical Psychology|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Counselling|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||29 Nov 2011 11:58|
|Last modified:||27 Apr 2016 17:37|