ČEVELÍČEK, Michal, Tomáš ŘIHÁČEK, Jan ROUBAL and Roman HYTYCH. Conceptualizations and strategies used by therapists in the treatment of medically unexplained somatic symptoms: A qualitative study. In Roots and Gifts of Integrative Psychotherapy: The 9th Conference of the European Association for Integrative Psychotherapy. 2018.
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Original name Conceptualizations and strategies used by therapists in the treatment of medically unexplained somatic symptoms: A qualitative study
Authors ČEVELÍČEK, Michal, Tomáš ŘIHÁČEK, Jan ROUBAL and Roman HYTYCH.
Edition Roots and Gifts of Integrative Psychotherapy: The 9th Conference of the European Association for Integrative Psychotherapy, 2018.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Presentations at conferences
Field of Study 50102 Psychology, special ;
Country of publisher Czech Republic
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
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Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
Tags International impact
Changed by Changed by: Mgr. Michal Čevelíček, Ph.D., učo 173055. Changed: 30/10/2018 15:47.
Abstract
Aim. Clients with medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) are commonly encountered by psychotherapists. Yet, there is a lack of research on conceptualizations and strategies they use in the treatment of MUPS across different theoretical orientations. The present study aims to fill this gap by exploring conceptualizations and strategies reported by a sample of experienced psychotherapists. Methods. Psychotherapists (N = 20) with different theoretical orientations and with at least 5 years of experience in the treatment of MUPS were recruited and interviewed using a semi-structured protocol. The data were analyzed using grounded theory analytic procedures. Results. Strategies and conceptualizations reflected by the psychotherapists will be reported and discussed. These include the psychotherapists’ assumptions about client variables which influence the psychotherapy process (e.g., the level of psychological mindedness) and the psychotherapists’ strategies which respond to these variables (e.g., the focus on developing clients’ awareness). Discussion. The results will be discussed in relation to the theoretical and empirical literature which offers conceptualizations of the etiology and treatment strategies in psychotherapy with people who have medically unexplained physical symptoms.
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GA18-08512S, research and development projectName: Účinnost psychoterapie u pacientů s medicínsky nevysvětlenými tělesnými symptomy: Multicentrická naturalistická studie
Investor: Czech Science Foundation, Standard Projects
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