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Concealment and disclosure in a group of long-term psychotherapy clients.

Amanda Stuart

This study reports on a group of 10 clients, who completed a long period of psychotherapy (between 1 and 5 years). The clients form part of a larger group of 35, whose course of psychotherapy is discussed in the book The Longest Journey: finding the true self. 

Each client was interviewed a year after ending therapy and invited to write a response to the question: “What brought you to counselling and how did the process enable you to change?” The study aimed to identify for each client the core of the early disturbance/wound and the nature of the pathways and drivers for change. 

PACFA Biennial Conference 2012
Effectiveness, What works?
Recorded: 27-28 October 2012, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
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Amanda Stuart

Amanda Stuart has been working as a psychotherapist/counsellor for 13 years. In 2006 Amanda began writing a book about her work. Curious to understand how clients believed counselling had enabled them to change many aspects of their lives, she interviewed clients who had spent more than a year working with her. The Longest Journey: finding the true self was published in 2012. In February 2012 Amanda moved her Melbourne practice to the Mornington Peninsula.

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