Moving on: a case analysis of process and outcome in person-centred psychotherpay for health anxiety

Kate Smith*, Alison Shoemark, John McLeod, Julia McLeod

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a systematic case-study analysis of a client who experienced debilitating symptoms of health anxiety. A substantial level of recovery was reported following five sessions of person-centred psychotherapy. Data on the process and 10 outcome of therapy were analyzed using systematic team-based case study methodology. The main process factors that contributed to outcome included emotion processing, meaning-making, collaborative use of metaphor, and the person of the therapist. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)111-127
    Number of pages17
    JournalPerson-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies
    Volume13
    Issue number2
    Early online date16 Apr 2014
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

    Keywords

    • Brief therapy
    • Case study
    • Health anxiety
    • Hermeneutic single case efficacy design (HSCED)
    • Person-centred
    • Ward method

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