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December 31, 2015 -- From the Editor
ANNOUNCING THE PUBLICATION OF OUR 43rd ISSUE (Vol. 11, Module 4)
Special Issue: Case Studies in Japan: Two Methods, Two Worldviews--Part 2
Note: Articles in both English and Japanese (see Table of Contents, with English translation presented first)
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In Japan, case studies are central to the country's practice, research, and training in psychotherapy, and the methodological scope of case study models is wide-ranging. In the June, 2015 issue of PCSP, we presented two notable examples, with the case of "Mr. R" by Kayoko Murase representing the traditional, subjectively and narratively focused case study; and the case of "Taro" by Takashi Muto and Takashi Mitamura representing a scientifically precise, single-case design objectively tracking in quantitative detail the change in targeted symptoms.
In this issue we present two commentaries on each case study from a variety of perspectives—including cultural point of view (the Anglo-American psychologists, John McLeod and Steven Hayes, in contrast to the Japanese psychologists, Hiroaki Kumano and Yoshinobu Kanazawa), and concurrence of theoretical orientation between the case study author and the commentator (yes for the Anglo-American commentators, and no for the Japanese commentators). Creating a dialogue, the authors of the case studies respond to the commentators.
The reader is encouraged to begin with the introductory article by Shigeru Iwakabe, the action editor, which sets forth the structure and many of the wide-ranging implications of this special issue.
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** Manuscripts. Two types of manuscripts are desired: those consisting of one or more case studies, and those consisting of case method articles.
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1. Case Context and Method
2. The Client
3. Guiding Conception with Research and Clinical Experience Support
4. Assessment of the Client's Problems, Goals, Strengths, and History.
5. Formulation and Treatment Plan
6. Course of Therapy
7. Therapy Monitoring and Use of Feedback Information
8. Concluding Evaluation of the Therapy's Process and Outcome
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Vol 11, No 4 (2015)
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Case Study Special Issue -- Case Studies in Japan: Two Methods, Two Worldviews, Part||Abstract PDF|
English: Commentaries on and Author Response to Murase's Narrative Case Study of "Mr. R"
|Narrative Case Studies and Practice-Based Learning: Reflections on the Case of “Mr. R”||Abstract PDF|
|Discontinuous Change Facilitated by Emotional Expression Through Drawing and the Accurate Verbal Responsiveness of the Therapist||Abstract PDF|
|On Reading Dr. Kumano’s and Dr. McLeod’s Commentaries||Abstract PDF|
English: Commentaries on and Authors' Response to Muto & Mitamura's ACT Case Study of "Taro"
|Examining the ACT Model in the Case Study of Taro||Abstract PDF|
|The Role of Context in the Case of Taro||Abstract PDF|
|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is “Murakami Haruki”||Abstract PDF|
|事例研究特集号——はじめに 日本における事例研究：2つの方法，2つの世界観 Part2||Abstract PDF|
|Iwakabe 岩壁 茂||J-96 to J-106|
Japanese: Commentaries on and Author Response to Murase's Narrative Case Study of "Mr. R"
|ナラティブ事例研究と実践を基礎とした学び： R氏のケースの省察||Abstract PDF|
|McLeod ジョン・マクレオッド||J-107 to J-127|
|Kumano 熊野宏昭||J-128 to J-137|
|Murase 村瀬嘉代子||J-138 to J-146|
Japanese: Commentaries on and Authors' Response to Muto & Mitamura's ACT Case Study of "Taro"
|Hayes スティーブ・C・ヘイズ||J-147 to J-154|
|Kanazawa 金沢吉展||J-155 to J-161|
|アクセプタンス＆コミットメント・セラピーは 「村上春樹」である||Abstract PDF|
|Muto 武藤 崇||J-162 to J-165|