ERIC Number: ED038585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Learning from Group Experience: An Analysis of the Experiential Structure of Therapeutic Dialogue.
Borofsky, Ruth B.
The psychotherapy groups studied in this thesis have as their goal the therapeutic modification of participants through enhancement of self understanding and of the relationship of the self with others. Certain of the complex processes that occur in such groups have been singled out for study by procedures which developed as the study evolved. These procedures made possible detailed exploration of the following areas: (1) As members interacted they spoke of cognitive-affective experiences which appeared to be evoked through dialog with one another under guidance of the therapist. Statements of such experiences were designated experiential statements. (2) Some of these experiential statements, moreover, indicated learning experiences and were accordingly designated learning statements. Further close analysis of these statements led to understanding of the relationship between experiential and learning statements, and the role of the therapist and other members in affecting such relationships. This led to the development of an eight step method for the study of the structural and dialogical character of group interaction. The development of this method is considered the major achievement of this study. (Author/MF)
Descriptors: Dialogs (Literary), Doctoral Dissertations, Group Therapy, Groups, Interpersonal Relationship, Investigations, Learning Processes, Psychotherapy, Research Methodology, Self Concept
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Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis