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How do Person-Centred and Experiential Pre-Therapy practitioners experience offering unconditional positive regard to clients experiencing psychotic processes?

posted Nov 3, 2019, 11:48 PM by Administrator pre-therapy.com   [ updated Nov 4, 2019, 12:01 AM ]
This study by PTIN member Judi Perry provides new insights in the offering of 'unconditional positive regard'. The aims of the study were:
  • to gain a deeper understanding of PCE Pre-Therapy practitioners’ experiences of offering UPR when working with clients experiencing psychotic processes,
  • to identify any recurrent themes regarding UPR when utilising Pre-Therapy with this client group,
  • to add to the body of work on Pre-Therapy and shine a light on this under-researched approach.
Five semi-structured interviews were held with PCE Pre-Therapy practitioners from a range of countries and professional settings, utilising a descriptive phenomenological method to analyse
this data. Three main categories were discovered: theoretical, philosophical and experiential, with six sub-themes. These were then turned into an exhaustive description of the lived experience of PCE Pre-Therapy practitioners offering UPR to clients experiencing psychotic processes.

Download the paper or a presentation about the study.

Perry, J. (2019). Radical Acceptance. How do Person-Centred and Experiential Pre-Therapy practitioners experience offering unconditional positive regard to clients experiencing psychotic processes? A phenomenological study utilising the Duquesne method. Unpublished manuscript: Staffordshire University, The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. [Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy – Postgraduate Programme] Available from: http://www.pre-therapy.com/Judi%20Perry%20Pre-Therapy%20Research%20-%20Radical%20Acceptance.pdf
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