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ERIC Number: EJ1174671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Revisiting a Meta-Analysis of Helpful Aspects of Therapy in a Community Counselling Service
Quick, Emma L; Dowd, Claire; Spong, Sheila
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v46 n2 p148-159 2018
This small scale mixed methods study examines helpful events in a community counselling setting, categorising impacts of events according to Timulak's [(2007). Identifying core categories of client-identified impact of helpful events in psychotherapy: A qualitative meta-analysis. "Psychotherapy Research," 17, 305-314] meta-synthesis of significant events research. Comparisons were made between the types of impacts reported as helpful by clients receiving cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or relational integrative counselling. Seventy-five clients identified 291 significant events on 216 Helpful Aspects of Therapy (HAT) forms. The findings broadly reflect all nine impacts identified by Timulak (2007). The study also suggests that a potential new category, 'voicing' may exist. Differences between the types of impacts reported as helpful by clients in CBT and integrative therapy showed a higher percentage of CBT clients reporting 'behavioural change/problem solution', 'reassurance' and 'client involvement' as helpful. Differences in other categories were not statistically significant.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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