Skip to the content

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

Widdowson, MDJ 2012, 'TA treatment of depression: A hermeneutic single-case efficacy design study - case three: 'Tom'' , International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research, 3 (2) , pp. 15-27.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (318kB) | Preview
Official URL: http://www.ijtar.org/

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 man with moderate depression and comorbid social anxiety 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 address potential for researcher allegiance, indep-endent psychotherapy researchers have adjudicated the case and offer a verdict on outcome. The majority verdict of two judges in this case was that this was a positive outcome case and that the client had changed substantially and that these changes were substantially due to the effects of therapy. The third judge’s conclusion was that this was a mixed outcome case, and that the client had changed considerably and that this had been considerably due to 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
Related URLs:
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Mark Widdowson
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 14:01
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:44
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/30767

Actions (login required)

Edit record (repository staff only) Edit record (repository staff only)

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year