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|Other Titles:||The Analysis ofHow Clients Cope with Dependency Conflict in Relational Counseling Approaches|
Department of Educational Psychology, NTNU
From the psychologists' perspective, this study delineated various responses and coping strategies clients had when they developed dependency conflict toward their psychologists through in-depth counseling relationships. Methods: We conducted interviews with 3 psychologists who adopted a relational approach to counseling and who primarily conducted long-tenn counseling. Each psychologist was interviewed twice; all interviews lasted for about an hour. The content analysis method was conducted by rereading and analyzing the narratives case by case, and repeatedly comparing the interview transcripts. Results: The data showed that clients' needs for dependency were satisfied through being helped effectively. At the same time, they exhibited anxiety about depending on their psychologists due to the worry of re-enacting the painful experience of being rejected. Thus, how clients coped with their inner dependency conflict could be categorized into three types: "active strategies," "passive strategies," and "fonning competitive relationships." Conclusions: During in-depth counseling relationship, clients adopt different ways of coping to deal with inner dependency conflict. Though these coping strategies might bring certain pressures and threats to psychologists, the nature of clients' resistance indicated that clients tried to regard psychologists as important others, and they intended to resolve their core inner conflicts while correcting their original emotional experience and interpersonal model. The whole process contributed significantly to clients' overall change.
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