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Betydningen av terapeutens rolle i arbeidet med mennesker som lider av OCD: En kvalitativ studie av terapeutiske faktorer og framgangsmåter
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2015 (Norwegian)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This qualitative study was aimed at examining which therapeutic attitudes and procedures it is possible to find regarding obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), to see if there are any specific factors that crystallizes as particularly important for this disorder. A total of ten therapists with different background and experiences concerning OCD participated in the study where semi-structured interviews was used to collect the data. To analyze the data thematic analysis was used. Three main-themes grew from the analysis, which were all related to the study’s overall purpose. The first main-theme was general therapeutic attitudes. Under this theme, there are two sub-themes, personal characteristics of the therapist and degree of knowledge. The second main-theme, therapeutic approaches regarding OCD, also includes two sub-themes, degree of therapeutic distinctiveness and specific treatment interventions. The third main-theme was the treatment results components. This theme also includes two sub-themes, therapeutic factors and choice of method.

In the participants’ stories about which therapeutic attitudes and procedures that are important regarding the treatment of people suffering from OCD, several factors became visible. These are connected to a general therapeutic attitude across diagnosis, such as warmth, empathy, and the ability to form an alliance, in addition to several therapeutic factors which are important to OCD specifically, such as experience and maturity, and being creative. The participants also emphasizes to a large degree ERP as the first choice in regards to treatment. Specifically for this study is that one participant emphasizes ACT as the preferred treatment intervention, where ERP did not result in a satisfactory treatment outcome.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), therapeutic attitudes, treatment interventions, ERP, ACT
Keyword [no]
tvangssyndrom, terapeutisk forholdningssett, behandlingsintervensjoner, ERP, ACT
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Humanities Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-37081OAI: diva2:840002
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Educational program
Master Programme in Psychology with Emphasis on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (120 ECTS credits)
Available from: 2015-07-06 Created: 2015-07-06 Last updated: 2015-07-06Bibliographically approved

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