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Framing and Transforming Shame: Exploring shame from a person-centred perspective

Hughes, DG and Blundell, P Framing and Transforming Shame: Exploring shame from a person-centred perspective. European Journal for Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy. ISSN 1756-7599 (Accepted)

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Shame is a key emotion requiring understanding in therapeutic practice, not only from the perspective of a client but also from that of a practitioner, because shame may be outside of awareness manifesting itself in different ways, affecting behaviour and therapy work. This study explored shame as understood and experienced by person-centred counsellors and psychotherapists. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with five person-centred therapists and data analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) with two key themes identified: Framing Shame and Transforming Shame. This paper considers these themes through the lens of person-centred theory, exploring implications for psychotherapy practice, whilst recognising the importance of understanding this master emotion.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Psychology (from Sep 2019)
Publisher: European Association for Integrative Psycotherapy
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2024 13:26
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2024 13:30
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22953
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