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Experiences of change in the context of couple therapy : different people, different views

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dc.contributor.advisor Fourie DP, Prof en
dc.contributor.author Kagan L en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:53:33Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:53:33Z
dc.date.created 1999 en
dc.date.submitted 2003 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/140770
dc.description.abstract Couple therapy is a frequently sought domain by couples who experience problems in their relationships. Couple therapy has been researched intensively, but few studies incorporate a holistic account of the therapeutic process. This study aims to explore and integrate the therapist's and the couple's experiences of change in the context of couple therapy. The ecosystemic epistemology and the narrative metaphor forms the foundation from which the therapy and the research is approached. Qualitative research methods are employed from within a naturalistic paradigm which allows for personal and unique meanings to emerge. Rich descriptions of the therapist's and the participants' stories of change are provided. Multiple perspectives are offered in the stories which reveal the reciprocal motions between the therapist's and the couples' change processes. RecuiTing themes are extracted from the stories which punctuate the pivotal change processes that were experienced by the therapist and the couples during the therapy. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Clinical psychology en
dc.title Experiences of change in the context of couple therapy : different people, different views en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en

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