Jeanne Cherry Watson

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This study compared process-experiential and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy in the treatment of major depression in a researcher allegiance-balanced randomized clinical trial. Sixty-six clients participated in weekly sessions of psychotherapy for 16 weeks. Clients' level of depression, self-esteem, general symptom distress, and dysfunctional attitudes(More)
This article illustrates the application of an adjudicated form of hermeneutic single-case efficacy design, a critical-reflective method for inferring change and therapeutic influence in single therapy cases. The client was a 61-year-old European-American male diagnosed with panic and bridge phobia. He was seen for 23 sessions of individual(More)
The authors compared clients' emotional processing in good and bad outcome cases in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and process-experiential therapy (PET) and investigated whether clients' emotional processing increases over the course of therapy. Twenty minutes from each of 3 sessions from 40 clients were rated on the Experiencing Scale. A 2x2x3(More)
The objective of the current study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the Client Task Specific Change Measure-Revised (CTSC-R), a measure of clients' in-session changes, and to determine whether the CTSC-R predicted outcome over and above the therapeutic alliance in a study of 66 clients treated with process-experiential psychotherapy or(More)
The authors developed two versions of a therapeutic presence measure, based on an earlier model of presence (Geller & Greenberg, 2002)-Therapeutic Presence Inventory-therapist (TPI-T) and client (TPI-C) versions-to measure in-session therapeutic presence. They explored their reliability and validity in two studies. In the first, items generated from the(More)
OBJECTIVE Over the past 25 years, humanistic psychotherapy (HP) researchers have actively contributed to the development and implementation of innovative practice-informed research measures and coding systems. METHOD Qualitative and quantitative research findings, including meta-analyses, support the identification of HP approaches as evidence-based(More)
In this article, treatment failure in humanistic experiential psychotherapy is defined and explored. I outline several markers that indicate when treatment is not going well. Factors that contribute to failure include client factors, for example, emotional processing capacities, shame, and impoverished narratives, as well as therapist factors including lack(More)
  • J C Watson
  • 1996
The relationships among clients' descriptions of external events, emotional arousal, and resolution of problematic reactions was examined. Clients (n = 12) explored problematic reactions with their therapists on 2 separate occasions. It was found that (a) resolution sessions, in contrast to nonresolution sessions, were characterized by high levels of(More)
The objectives were to examine the relationships among clients' affect regulation capacities, in-session emotional processing, outcome, and the working alliance in 66 clients who received either cognitive-behavioral therapy or process-experiential emotion-focused therapy for depression. Clients' initial level of affect regulation predicted their level of(More)
OBJECTIVE Although alexithymia has been associated with difficulties in emotional regulation, both constructs are complex and this association remains unclear. This research attempts to study the relation between both constructs to identify better ways to guide clinical intervention. METHOD Emotion awareness, differentiation, and regulation were tested as(More)