A model of emotion transformation for rupture and resolution in a course of emotion-focused group therapy for autism spectrum: a case study

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Autistic people report trauma-related experiences through emotional misunderstandings with typically developing peers. Difficulties in emotion processing, including recognising their own and others' emotions leads to conflicts in interpersonal relating and emotional injuries. There are limited intervention methodologies for autism on the impact of emotional injuries and how to work with interpersonal conflict. In this presentation, I present a rational-empirical model of interpersonal rupture and resolution. This model is constructed from a Task Analysis of emotionfocused group therapy with autistic adolescents (n=3) across treatment (n=11). Qualitative analysis of moment to moment shifts for each client and interactional analysis between group members was triangulated using an observer based rating scale and reliability assessed using an independent rater. I will present the model with a case example illustrating sequential emotional processing shifts. The primary change processes include improving access to and symbolizing one's own and others' painful emotional experiences. From activation of vulnerability markers, to in session negative interaction cycles (interpersonal ruptures) and facilitated mentalization of self-other dialogue, leading to an emotional deepening process that enables clients to access core pain, assertive anger and interpersonal compassion and self-agency.

Conference

ConferenceSociety for Psychotherapy Research - 50th International Annual Meeting
Abbreviated titleSPR 2019
CountryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Period3/07/197/07/19

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group therapy
autism
emotion
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group membership
activation
trauma
pain
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vulnerability
dialogue
adolescent
methodology
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Keywords

  • emotion focused group therapy
  • autism
  • interpersonal rupture
  • relational repair

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Robinson, A. (2019). A model of emotion transformation for rupture and resolution in a course of emotion-focused group therapy for autism spectrum: a case study. Abstract from Society for Psychotherapy Research - 50th International Annual Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Robinson, Anna. / A model of emotion transformation for rupture and resolution in a course of emotion-focused group therapy for autism spectrum : a case study. Abstract from Society for Psychotherapy Research - 50th International Annual Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina.1 p.
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Robinson, A 2019, 'A model of emotion transformation for rupture and resolution in a course of emotion-focused group therapy for autism spectrum: a case study' Society for Psychotherapy Research - 50th International Annual Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3/07/19 - 7/07/19, .

A model of emotion transformation for rupture and resolution in a course of emotion-focused group therapy for autism spectrum : a case study. / Robinson, Anna.

2019. Abstract from Society for Psychotherapy Research - 50th International Annual Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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