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dc.contributor.advisorDonohue, Gráinneen
dc.contributor.advisorO'Keeffe, Cathal
dc.contributor.authorLonge, Olivia
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-07T11:38:44Z
dc.date.available2020-02-07T11:38:44Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationLonge, O. (2019). Can I laugh now? Understanding humour within psychotherapy from the client’s perspective. Masters Thesis, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://esource.dbs.ie/handle/10788/3968
dc.description.abstractHumour is an ever-present part of affective communication, and theories abound about its proposed role within psychotherapy. However, little empirical research has been carried out, and what could be a major psychotherapeutic resource, remains essentially untested. This study utilised mixed methods (semi-structured interviews and survey), to examine clients’ experiences of humour within psychotherapy. The findings indicate humour may be a marker of therapeutic relationship health, evidenced by thematic data showing clients only bring in humour when safety and trust are present and when they feel a connection with their therapist. This finding was further strengthened by survey data, showing that clients who rated their humour as well-matched to their therapists’ or rated their therapists’ humour as helpful, were more likely to rate the relationship as good.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectHumouren
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.titleCan I laugh now? Understanding humour within psychotherapy from the client’s perspectiveen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.rights.holderCopyright: The authoren
dc.type.degreenameMA in Psychotherapyen
dc.type.degreelevelMA


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