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Een kwalitatief onderzoek naar de therapieprocessen die een rol spelen bij de effectiviteit van de zelfhulpcursus ‘Op verhaal komen‘

Febel, Mayleen (2014) Een kwalitatief onderzoek naar de therapieprocessen die een rol spelen bij de effectiviteit van de zelfhulpcursus ‘Op verhaal komen‘.

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Abstract:This study concerns a qualitative research about therapy processes that play a part in the effectivity of the online self-help course with counseling via e-mail ‘Op verhaal komen’. This course is designed for clients of 40 years en older who suffer from mild to moderate symptoms of depression and make use of life review. A research complied in 2014 has proven the course as effective with regard to the symptoms of depression and well-being. There are assumptions that different therapy processes work together to make a therapy effective. However it remained unclear which therapy processes were responsible for this and how they bring the results. Therefore is the goal of this study to find out which therapy processes play a part in online therapy by reducing symptoms of depression and by the improvement of well-being, what together in this study is called effectivity. At the above mentioned course 58 people participated in total. The e-mails of two clients and their counselors were analyzed in this study. The analysis is a form of change process research (CPR) and makes use of a holistic content analysis and an identity analysis. The combination of these two analyses is unique and carries out a lot of information. Through this combined method of analysis it was possible to predict of the course was effective for the clients of not. At the end the analyses from the two clients were compared with each other to get a more clear idea about the processes which are influential on the effectivity of the course. Through the use of the different analyses it is found that it is especially important for the counselor to be responsive to the client in accordance with the basic abilities from Rogers (1979). That the client is motivated, communicative, authentic and therapy-loyal, and that they have a positive attitude with regard to the course is found, among other, as factors for the effectivity. Furthermore is found that an interaction which is characterized through trust, openness, honesty, cooperation and an adequate personal climate is promotable for the effectivity. This study gives support for the cooperation between the three therapy processes ‘therapist’, ‘client’ and ‘interaction’, and thereby for a collective influence on the effectivity of a therapy. Furthermore, it was possible to make a difference between processes that influence the effectivity in general and processes that influence depressive symptoms and well-being. Through this there is gain a more clear idea about the different therapy processes and how they influence the effectivity of a therapy.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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