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Young adults' ideas of cure prior to psychoanalytic psychotherapy
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Psychology. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Stockholm County Council and Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
Stockholm County Council, Sweden.
Stockholm County Council and Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
Stockholm County Council, Sweden.
2007 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Psychology, ISSN 0021-9762, E-ISSN 1097-4679, Vol. 63, no 3, 213-232 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study aims to explore systematically the ideas of cure among young adults prior to psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Forty-six individuals aged 18 to 25 years who applied for psychotherapy underwent the Private Theories Interview (PTI). Twenty distinct categories of ideas of cure were identified. Based on these categories, a theoretical model was constructed with the dimensions, Approaching-Distancing and Doing-Receiving. Individuals were classified into types using "ideal type analysis." Seven ideal types were formed: Processing and Understanding, Mastering Through Own Will and Action, Talking, Discordant Ideas, Incoherent Ideas, Getting It Out, and Avoiding or Placing the Solution onto Others. New hypotheses emerged concerning ideas of cure as an important factor for psychotherapy matching, thus potentially predicting premature termination, alliance, and outcome.

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Wiley-Blackwell, 2007. Vol. 63, no 3, 213-232 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104742DOI: 10.1002/jclp.20342PubMedID: 17211871OAI: diva2:698725
Available from: 2014-02-25 Created: 2014-02-25 Last updated: 2014-03-05Bibliographically approved

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