Date of Completion
Honors College Thesis
Honors College, College of Arts and Science Honors
Dr. Jamie Abaied
Dr. Alice Schermerhorn
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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Olsson, Axel D., "I-Sharing in Group Therapy: An Approach to Improve Client Outcomes for Depression" (2022). UVM Honors College Senior Theses. 489.