The use of humour is ever-present in our society, in my own life and in that of my clients. Despite this, I noticed how little is written about the way we can relate to this as a psychotherapist. In literature I found a couple of ways to better understand the use of humour and I tried to integrate these insights within an experiential and interactional framework. Some examples illustrate the complexity of humour as a micro-process in psychotherapy.
The tPeP (Journal Person-centered experiential Psychotherapy) is the scientific journal for Dutch and Flemish psychotherapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists, that work from, or are interested in a client-centered perspective.