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Focusing manner and posttraumatic growth

Zwiercan, Alicja; Joseph, Stephen


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

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 1, 2018
Journal Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies
Print ISSN 1477-9757
Electronic ISSN 1752-9182
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 3
Pages 191-200
APA6 Citation Zwiercan, A., & Joseph, S. (2018). Focusing manner and posttraumatic growth. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 17(3), 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: http://www.tandfonline....0/14779757.2018.1517659


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