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The inter-experiential field: Perceptions and metaperceptions in person-centered and experiential psychotherapy

Cooper, Mick (2005) The inter-experiential field: Perceptions and metaperceptions in person-centered and experiential psychotherapy. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 4 (1). pp. 54-68. ISSN 1477-9757

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    Abstract

    How can we understand the complex nexus of interpersonal relationships from a phenomenological, experiential standpoint? Drawing on theory and research from R. D. Laing's interpersonal phenomenology, social psychology, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy, this paper examines the disjunctions that may arise in people's perceptions of each other, and the highly destructive consequences that such disjunctions can have. It explores the questions of how people perceive, and misperceive, other people's experiences; how people perceive, and misperceive, others' perceptions of their experiences ('metaperceptions'); and the implications that such an analysis has for the practice of person-centered and experiential psychotherapy and counseling.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 5207
    Keywords: interpersonal perception, metaperception, person-centered therapy, process-experiential therapy, interpersonal phenomenology, Psychology
    Subjects: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Counselling
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      Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
      Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2008
      Last modified: 28 Mar 2012 13:59
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5207

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