On the constitution of self-experience in the psychotherapeutic dialogue

Authored by: Masayoshi Morioka

Handbook of Dialogical Self Theory and Psychotherapy

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  November  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138503670
eBook ISBN: 9781315145693
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This chapter examines the dynamic movements intrinsic to self-experience in a therapeutic conversation from the perspective of Dialogical Self Theory (DST). To illustrate this theme, the author presents a clinical vignette of a severely traumatized female client. This client had encountered a very serious life event but remained able to talk about it, creating meaning, and integrating it into a narrative.

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