Indices of change: Analysing the indexical properties of data from psychotherapy case work to discern patterns of therapeutic change over time

John Hills, Jane Cahill, John Lees, Dawn Freshwater

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Abstract

With reference to semiotic theory, a form of data analysis is proposed that explicitly unpacks the indexical properties of data from psychotherapy case studies. The approach is observed to happen within the therapeutic hour as a co-production between the client and their therapist. Thus analysing the data in this way seeks to address two common charges against traditional research into psychotherapy processes: that it fails to capture the true value of the therapy and lacks the sensitivity to measure outcomes. Two case vignettes will demonstrate the utility of this approach in lived context, with meaning emerging as therapy continues.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Supported Qualitative Research - 2nd International Symposium on Qualitative Research, ISQR 2017
EditorsLuis Paulo Reis, Antonio Pedro Costa, Francisle Neri de Souza, Antonio Moreira
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Wien
Pages418-424
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783319611204
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event2nd International Symposium on Qualitative Research, ISQR 2017 - Salamanca, Spain
Duration: 12 Jul 201714 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume621
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

Conference2nd International Symposium on Qualitative Research, ISQR 2017
CountrySpain
CitySalamanca
Period12/07/1714/07/17

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