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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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
Issue number2
Early online date16 Apr 2014
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014


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