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Title: Examining the experience of undergoing group cognitive behavioural therapy for obsessive compulsive disorder : an interpretive phenomenological analysis
Author: Black, Peter N.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5372 5689
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2014
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This study used the qualitative methodology of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) to examine the experiences of five individuals diagnosed with OCD who underwent a group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy intervention programme to address their symptoms. Three master themes were identified through the analysis process: "Living with OCD prior to the group", "Experiences and process of change" and "Reflections on change". Four of the five participants completed the programme and conveyed their experience of undergoing the group CBT programme to be of great benefit to them in their management of their OCD. For all participants, regardless of whether they completed the group or not, what emerged as being most important in facilitating therapeutic progress across each of their individual narratives ·was whether or not they established a degree of connectedness or relatedness with their fellow group members. It was most resoundingly this commonality that appeared to lay the foundation for subsequent therapeutic change to occur. Key clinical implications arising from the findings are discuss
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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