Neurophysiology of therapeutic alliance

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dc.contributor.author Meara, Alan en_US
dc.contributor.author Lal, Sara en_US
dc.contributor.author Stratford, Patrisha en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:04:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:04:38Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2010003959 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Stratford Trisha, Lal Saroj, and Meara Alan 2009, 'Neurophysiology of therapeutic alliance', Gestalt Journal of Australia and New Zealand, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 19-47. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1834-5298 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15953
dc.description.abstract Currently no studies exist on assessing neurophysiological correlates, especially brain activity, during therapeutic alliance (TA) between client and therapist. The aims of this study were to assess electroencephalography (EEG) activity in the client with symptomatic anxiety throughout therapy during moments of high TA established using SCR measurements from both client and therapist. Fifteen clients aged, 48 ? 9.4 years (males: n=7, females: n=8) underwent six (S1-S6), weekly 1-hour psychotherapy sessions (90 hours of repeated measures). For the duration of therapy the frontal site remained active while the occipital site `went to sleep?. During high TA the parietal cortex - the `seat of imagination,? was active. The parietal cortex appears to be highly active when processing trauma as the client develops cognitive and emotional insight. The temporal site reflected accessing emotional memory with high alpha and beta activity. Heart-rate (HR) and anxiety levels decreased over time. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Gestalt Journal of Australia and New Zealand en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/08941939.2011.581915 en_US
dc.title Neurophysiology of therapeutic alliance en_US
dc.parent Gestalt Journal of Australia and New Zealand en_US
dc.journal.volume 5 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 19 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 47 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Medical and Molecular Biosciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 170200 en_US
dc.personcode 010322 en_US
dc.personcode 0000067896 en_US
dc.personcode 999377 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cognitive Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
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dc.staffid 0000027542 en_US


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