Psychotherapy Process in Jungian Analysis: Analysts' Views of what is Happening in Early Analysis
Date of Award
Dissertation - Restricted
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Campbell, Todd C.
The current study investigated psychotherapy process in Jungian analysis. The term "process" refers to "overt and covert thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of both clients and therapists during therapy sessions" (Hill & Williams, 2000, p.670). It has been suggested that evaluating the process of psychotherapy provides much needed answers to important clinical questions, such as what is happening in therapy, what is working in therapy, and what therapists can do to help their clients (Hill & Williams. 2000). It has also been suggested that involving clinicians in discussions of clinical phenomena can be especially helpful as it ensures that we are studying clinically relevant material and that we are doing so in a clinically sensitive manner (Hill & Williams, 2000). Finally, it has been suggested that at the beginning stages of evaluating a particular therapeutic approach, the focus should be on specific content of sessions in order to identify unique and essential elements of the specific therapeutic approach (Carroll & Nuro, 2002)...