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Focusing manner and posttraumatic growth

Zwiercan, Alicja; Joseph, Stephen

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Alicja Zwiercan


© 2018, © 2018 World Association for Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapy & Counseling. Recent scholarship in the person-centered experiential (PCE) approach has theorized how organismic valuing might be an important process factor in the development of posttraumatic growth. In a test of this prediction we investigated the association between Gendlin’s focusing and posttraumatic growth in 87 participants. All completed measures of focusing attitudes, posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth. The results showed that higher scores on focusing attitudes were significantly associated with lower scores on posttraumatic stress (r=−.39, p


Zwiercan, A., & Joseph, S. (2018). Focusing manner and posttraumatic growth. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 17(3), 191-200.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 30, 2018
Online Publication Date Oct 1, 2018
Publication Date Oct 1, 2018
Deposit Date Oct 22, 2018
Publicly Available Date Oct 2, 2019
Journal Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies
Print ISSN 1477-9757
Electronic ISSN 1752-9182
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 3
Pages 191-200
Keywords Focusing; Posttraumatic growth; Organismic valuing; Felt sense
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Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Person-Centered and Experimental Psychotherapies on 01/10/2018, available online:


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