›› 2018, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (1): 57-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2018.01.010

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Psychotherapy relationship in group mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder

LU Lu, ZHANG Tian-ran, FAN Qing#, ZHANG Hai-yin#   

  1. Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200030, China
  • Online:2018-01-28 Published:2018-03-09
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China, 81771460; Shanghai Science and Technology Commission“ Science and Technology Innovation Action Plan” Supporting Project Sub Topics in the Field of Medicine and Agriculture, 15411950203; Foundation of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning, 201740086; Key Characteristic Specialist Department of Shanghai Mental Health Center, 2013-YJTSZK-02; Collaborative Innovation Research Project in Translational Medicine of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, TM201614

Abstract: Objective · To explore the performance characteristics of the psychotherapy relationship in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy between the
psychotherapists and patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and the strategies to promote the curative effect in mindfulness-based cognitive
therapy. Methods · Three psychotherapists in Shanghai Mental Health Center and two groups of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for OCD groups
(a total of 11 people who completed treatment and 2 people dropped off) were selected. All the patients had mild to moderate OCD. The transcripts were
transcribed into verbatim and coded using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Results · The psychotherapy relationship in subjective experience
of patients with OCD showed warm emotional support, professional authority and individual requirements. The psychotherapy relationship in subjective
experience of the therapist was manifested as equal companion, relatively mild and fuzzy distance. Strategies to promote efficacy from a therapeutic
relationship perspective was profession to trust (especially for example), to promote emotional experience and to accept disappointment and negative
emotions. Conclusion · Increasing the use of effective strategies can promote the establishment and positive development of therapeutic relationship
in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for OCD and promote the effectiveness of treatment.

Key words: mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychotherapy relationship, qualitative research