Use of cinematherapy in dealing with relationship problems

2017-04-01
Egeci, I. Sine
Gençöz, Faruk
The main goal of this study was to examine propositions regarding the application procedures of cinematherapy. It compared the contributions to create therapeutic change of viewing (watching a movie with therapeutic aims) and discussion steps (discussing movies with therapeutic aims). Twenty-eight sessions were held with 6 participants seeking professional help for relationship problems (e.g. frequent conflicts, dissatisfaction, sexual problems). Content analyses of questionnaire responses and therapy session transcripts indicated that cinematherapy provided a useful therapeutic intervention. As expected, the viewing step itself did not promote change; instead, the discussion phase induced new insights and facilitated generalization of these gains into individuals' own problem areas.
ARTS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY

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Citation Formats
I. S. Egeci and F. Gençöz, “Use of cinematherapy in dealing with relationship problems,” ARTS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY, pp. 64–71, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/33266.