Comparative influence of relationship with God and with significant other on self-understanding in Protestant Christians, and the relation to counselling practices with Christian clients

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Thorne, Ruth Pamela. (2014). Comparative influence of relationship with God and with significant other on self-understanding in Protestant Christians, and the relation to counselling practices with Christian clients [Thesis]. https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a976b8d3bab6
AuthorsThorne, Ruth Pamela
Qualification nameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Abstract

Poststructural models of psychotherapy such as narrative therapy propose concepts of self or selves that are a construction, formed in large part by relationship with others. Because people in the Christian community conceive of a “personal relationship” with God, this study sought to explore the contribution and nature of this human-Divine relationship to the notion of the relationally constructed self. A qualitative exploratory project was conceived and 20 people who identified as Protestant Christian were interviewed about the influence of their relationship with God on their construction of self. A second interview about relationship with a significant person in their life was conducted to provide a comparison. A narrative analysis, a descriptor analysis, and a metaphor analysis were performed on transcripts of the interviews...

Year2014
PublisherAustralian Catholic University
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a976b8d3bab6
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Online01 Mar 2014
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