Lillian Döllinger Foto: Niklas Björling
Lillian Döllinger

Halvtidsseminariet äger rum fredag den 27 november 2020, kl. 10–12 i Zoom, mötes-ID: 649 9709 7071. Passcode: 493952.
Zoom-länk: stockholmuniversity.zoom.us/j/64997097071

Granskare:
Docent Ewa Mörtberg och doktorand Andreas Gerhardsson.

Handledare:
Professor Stephan Hau och professor Håkan Fischer, båda vid Psykologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet.

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Abstract

Emotion recognition accuracy (ERA) – the ability to correctly infer another person’s emotional state by their nonverbal behavior, including facial expressions, bodily postures and voice – is a crucial part of social interactions and interpersonal relationships. Although there seems to be consensus among clinicians that a psychotherapist’s ERA is important for conducting psychotherapy with clients, and that it even may be a non-specific change factor in psychotherapy (an ability that is beneficial for psychotherapy outcome irrespective of therapeutic approach), there is little systematic research on psychotherapists’ ERA. Further, training psychotherapists in ERA could lead to improved psychotherapeutic competences and outcome. The aim of this thesis is to investigate psychotherapists’ ERA, to validate two ERA training programs, and to explore associations between psychotherapists’ ERA, and training of ERA, with psychotherapy outcome as well as psychotherapeutic alliance.

Study I evaluated two ERA trainings, a multimodal ERA training and a micro expression training, to an active control training, using three different ERA pre-post outcome measures (multimodal, micro expression, patient emotion cues). The sample was comprised of undergraduate students (N=68) to establish the validity of the ERA trainings. Participants trained once a week during three subsequent weeks using a short computer program. The posttest took place a week after the last training session. Results showed that both trainings were improving participants’ ERA significantly more than the other trainings and that pre-post effects were large.

Study II tries to replicate the findings in a sample of psychotherapy trainees (N=67) and investigates stability of the training effects in a 14 months follow-up. Implications for the psychotherapy education will be explored.

Study III will investigate practical implications of trainee psychotherapists’ ERA and the ERA trainings for conducting therapy with clients. Eighty-four clients filled out therapy outcome measures pre and post therapy and rated the psychotherapeutic alliance in the end of treatment. Associations between psychotherapists ERA and client variables will be explored.

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