Conceptually-Based Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR) of Change Events: What Clients Tell Us About Our Micro Theory Of Change

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present a conceptually based approach to the use of Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR) for studying clients' recollections of their experiences in therapy / after providing the background for the development of this tape-assisted recall procedure, the approach will be described, and its utility for testing micro theories of change events will be demonstrated in a study of a particular affective change event in client-centered therapy the kind of hypotheses that can be tested and the type of data obtained by this method will become apparent / procedural and methodological problems associated with this method will be discussed, along with the place of a Conceptually-Based IPR in an integrated paradigm of change process / combines model-based hypotheses on client processes involved in cognitive-affective tasks and clients' own reports of their in-therapy experiences / aim is to bring the client's perspective to bear on the clinician–researcher's micro theory of a therapeutic change event
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPsychotherapy process research
Subtitle of host publicationParadigmatic and narrative approaches
EditorsS. G. Toukmanian, D. L. Rennie
Place of PublicationThousand Oaks, CA, US
PublisherSAGE Publications Inc.
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)0-8039-4354-7, 0-8039-4355-5
StatePublished - 1992

Publication series

NameSage Focus Editions
PublisherSAGE Publications Inc.

Bibliographical note

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  • *Client Centered Therapy
  • *Psychotherapeutic Processes
  • *Reminiscence
  • Cognitive Techniques
  • Methodology
  • Psychotherapeutic Outcomes
  • Task Analysis
  • Theories


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