Thesis / Dissertation

Therapist-Client Alliance in the Treatment of Psychosis: Clinicians’ Perspective

Mohajer Hameed, Cecelia Winkelman (ed.)

Published : 2012

Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore mental health clinicians’ perspectives on the working alliance in the treatment of psychosis. Six clinicians (2 males and 4 females) volunteered to have a one hour semi-structured interview session. Two were mental health practitioners, two clinical psychologists and two psychoanalysts. Open-ended questions were used as a guide to encourage the clinicians to describe their experiences and perspectives on the working alliance in the treatment of psychosis. The thematic analysis of the qualitative data revealed two major themes (a) clinicians’ perspectives of clients’ expectations in a therapeutic relationship and (b) clinicians’ reflections upon their clin..

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