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TA treatment of depression: A hermeneutic single-case efficacy design study - 'Peter'

Widdowson, MDJ 2012, 'TA treatment of depression: A hermeneutic single-case efficacy design study - 'Peter'' , International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research, 3 (1) , pp. 3-13.

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Abstract

Hermeneutic Single-Case Efficacy Design (HSCED) is a systematic case study research method involving the cross-examination of mixed method data to generate both plausible arguments that the client changed due to therapy and alternative explanations. The present study uses HSCED to investigate the outcome of short-term TA psychotherapy with a young man with severe depression. The objective of the research was to investigate the effectiveness of short-term TA therapy for the treatment of depression and to explore and identify key aspects of the TA therapy process and associated factors promoting change amongst effective cases. To enhance rigour and to address potential for researcher allegiance, independent psychotherapy researchers have adjudicated the case and offer a verdict on outcome. The conclusion of the adjudicators is that the client changed considerably-substantially, and that these changes were substantially due to the effect of therapy

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research
Publisher: the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA)
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 2218-3159
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Mark Widdowson
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 11:25
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:44
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/30765

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