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My life as a process researcher in client-centered/ experiential psychotherapy: tears and joy.

FORUMLietaer, Germain - 52–1 (2014)

SUMMARY

This article is a personal account of my experiences as a process researcher. It is an extended
version of my talk at the farewell symposium of Roelf Jan Takens; a ‘compagnon de route’
in this type of research. First I describe the frustrating aspects of process research in psychotherapy,
secondly the satisfying aspects. In a third – more extensive – part of the article I
present an anthology of ‘not-so-evident’ findings: what did I learn about the way of being and
interventions of therapists; and what about the kind of helping and hindering factors that
clients experience? Within this context I will focus on the differences and similarities among
therapeutic paradigms, as well as between clients’ and therapists’ perceptions.

KEYWORDS

process research, client-centered/ experiential psychotherapy