Much research has shown that hope is beneficial in facilitating change and promoting progress in psychotherapy (Larsen & Stege, 2010a, 2010b, 2012; Lopez et al., 2004). However, little research has been done looking at specific interventions clients and therapists perceive as fostering hope and promoting change in clients’ lives (Larsen & Stege, 2010a, 2010b, 2012). This study involves interviews with clients and therapists following an early psychotherapy session using a technique called Interpersonal Process Recall (Larsen, Flesaker, & Stege, 2008). During this interview, participants were able to review video clips of their session and comment on ways they felt hope was communicated or fostered in session.
Information from interviews was used to develop themes and categories relating to therapeutic interventions that affect the level of hope experienced by clients. Five categories were formed to encompass the identified interventions. Four of these categories related to interventions that foster hope (therapeutic relationship, reframing/providing a new perspective, empowering clients, and highlighting the client’s utilization of resources), and one category addressed interventions that have the potential to lower hope. These results will be beneficial in informing psychotherapists of ways hope can be communicated and fostered in psychotherapy, thereby enriching the experience for both the psychotherapist and client as well as improving client care and therapeutic outcomes.
|Commitee:||Gregor, Joel, McMinn, Mark|
|School:||George Fox University|
|School Location:||United States -- Oregon|
|Source:||DAI-B 78/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Counseling Psychology, Clinical psychology|
|Keywords:||Hope, Psychotherapy, Qualitative, Therapeutic interventions|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be