The role of patient agency in the psychotherapeutic process: a mixed methods study.

01 January 2020 → Ongoing
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Psychotherapy
Patient characteristics patient agency psychotherapy research therapy process therapy outcome natural language processing
Project description

The patient is an active agent in his therapeutic process and is considered the most important determinant of psychotherapy outcome. The concept of patient agency refers to this characteristic to actively generate change. We will investigate whether patient agency can predict therapy outcome and how it comes about in the therapist-patient interaction.