Communication patterns in a psychotherapy following traumatic brain injury: A quantitative case study based on symbolic dynamics

January 2011
BMC Psychiatry;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p119
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article discusses a study by Paul E Rapp and colleagues conducted to examine the significance of patient-therapist communication patterns in psychotherapy for the treatment of traumatic brain injury. The content of three therapy sessions separated by four months obtained from a female patient with a history of several motor vehicle accidents who was receiving dialectical behavior therapy was scored and analyzed. The results indicate that these procedures can be valuable in psychotherapy.


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