An existential-phenomenological investigation of the experience of being accepted in individuals who have undergone psychiatric institutionalization

  • Jessica S. Winn

Abstract

This study represents an existential-phenomenological investigation of the experience of being accepted in individuals who have undergone psychiatric institutionalization. Written protocols of narrative accounts were collected from nine individuals drawn from a partial hospitalization programme, with the analysis of these narratives revealing seven basic constituents of the focal experience. The paper concludes with a discussion of the clinical implications of these findings for understanding this experience as it relates to psychotherapy with individuals who experience severe mental illness symptoms and/or stigma.

Published
2016-08-02
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1445-7377
print ISSN: 2079-7222