Date of Completion


Document Type

Honors College Thesis


Psychological Sciences

Thesis Type

Honors College, College of Arts and Science Honors

First Advisor

Dr. Jamie Abaied

Second Advisor

Dr. Alice Schermerhorn

Third Advisor

Dr. Tyler Doggett


I-Sharing, Depression, Group Therapy, Existential Isolation


The psychotherapeutic process rests partly on the relationship between the therapist and the client. Improved client-clinician relationships directly correlate with improved client psychological well-being. The purpose of this research project is to examine the methods in which I-sharing can improve client-clinician relationships, particularly in group therapy settings. I-sharing, a social psychological phenomenon whereby two individuals feel connected over a shared subjective experience, presents a unique approach to improving client experiences and therefore the psychological well-being of clients in therapy. This research project will focus on the potential benefits and shortcomings of employing I-Sharing in group therapy to treat Major Depressive Disorder.

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