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TitleTherapist’s theoretical orientation and patients’ narrative production : Rogers, Lazarus, Shostrom and Cathy revisited
Author(s)Moreira, Paulo
Gonçalves, Óscar F.
KeywordsNarrative production
Psychotherapy process research
Therapist theoretical orientation
Therapist factors
Issue date2010
JournalInternational Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy
Citation"International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy". ISSN 1577-7057. 10:2 (2010) 227-244.
Abstract(s)This study aimed to explore the influence of the therapist’s theoretical orientation on patient’s narrative production. Cathy’s therapeutic narratives with Carl Rogers, Arnold Lazarus and Everett Shostrom were analyzed in terms of three narrative dimensions: structural coherence, process complexity and content multiplicity. Results showed statistically significant differences in scores of Cathy’s total narrative production depending on the therapist she was interacting with. Process complexity was the only narrative dimension that registered statistically significant differences between the three therapists. Comparison between the three therapists showed statistically significant differences between Rogers and Shostrom but neither between Rogers and Lazarus nor between Lazarus and Shostrom. Cathy’s highest narrative production scores were obtained with Carl Rogers. Results suggest that the therapist’s theoretical orientation influences the patient’s narrative production in psychotherapy.
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