Psycholinguistic Markers of Therapeutic Rupture Types

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This study was designed to further understand rupture events that counsellors encounter during a counselling session that ultimately impact the quality of the therapeutic alliance. We employed a cross-sectional analysis of a linguistic corpus created from mock counselling transcripts embedded in a website administered by a peer-reviewed expert in the psychology field and three video recorded sessions of Carl Rodgers, Fritz Pearls, and Albert Ellis. The content of the corpuses was analyzed using Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count software. The results showed a significant difference between she/he words, or third-person singular pronouns, and certainty words when comparing withdrawal and mixed rupture corpuses with a confrontation rupture corpus. In addition, we found a significant differences between positive emotion words and discrepancy words when comparing a rupture-infused psychotherapy corpus to a general psychotherapy corpus. Several implications for counselling and research are provided in response to these findings.

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Jacques, J. G., & Dykeman, C. (2022, January 10). Psycholinguistic Markers of Therapeutic Rupture Types.