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Title: Applied cinematherapy : the patient-audience relationship and the space in between
Author: Manasseh, Ruth
ISNI:       0000 0004 5358 4943
Awarding Body: University of Essex
Current Institution: University of Essex
Date of Award: 2014
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This NHS supported research explores my original clinical methodology as formulated over several years working in psychological trauma and as a film maker. I call it Applied Cinematherapy (AC). My aim was to investigate the effects of using film extracts as a supplement to analytic group work with severely traumatised patients who remain in impasse, despite having undergone previous pharmaceutical, cognitive and psychodynamic interventions - all pre-requisite patient inclusion criteria for the clinical trial. The key innovation of AC is the controlled way film extracts were introduced into a traditional brief, trauma-focused, group psychotherapy setting governed by established psychoanalytic psychotherapy practices. The thesis examines whether implementation of this form of therapy is possible, what effects it has on the group and individual process, and what indications there are of the mechanisms that might be at work in creating these effects.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Psych.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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