DI-UMONS : Dépôt institutionnel de l’université de Mons

Recherche transversale
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2021-12-10 - Colloque/Présentation - poster - Anglais - page(s)

Winkopp Caroline , Denis Jennifer , "Using qualitative methodology to explore the feeling of certainty in the clinical intuition of the clinical psychologist" in 1st Conference of the Association of European Qualitative Researchers in Psychology (EQuiP) , Thessaloniki, Greece, 2021

  • Codes CREF : Méthodes de recherche en psychologie (DI4223), Psychologie clinique (DI3524)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut des Sciences et Technologies de la Santé (Santé), Institut de Recherche sur les Systèmes Complexes (Complexys)

Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) Our proposal is to show how a combined qualitative methodology can shed light on the feeling of clinical certainty in the choice of a verbal intervention for clinical psychologist in clinical interview situation. What we call “clinical certainty” is what every therapist have already experienced, a kind of feeling of evidence about what we should respond to the patient during the interview, a feeling which seems to have suddenly appeared to our consciousness. We have conducted a research to explore this micro-moment of the therapeutic process at the crossroads between clinical reasoning and clinical intuition. Aim: to show how this feeling of clinical certainty is constructed. Background: our work is rooted in a phenomenologically inspired paradigm. Method: we chose a first-person method to get to the heart of the subjective experience of the therapists. We used video feedback and explicitation interview to access the therapists’ non-conscious knowledge. Results: the feeling of clinical certainty was born below the threshold of consciousness. We also discovered that clinical certainty was essentially constructed in a sensory dimension and in an experiential perspective in the constructivist sense of the term. Furthermore, we showed that our methodology could be used as a supervisory tool to improve therapists’ practice.