Narrative Prozesse in Psychotherapien der Münchener Psychotherapiestudie (MPS)

2019 - 2023 / Lead: Prof. Dr. Habermas

Cooperation with Goethe University Frankfurt

Project Outline
The project analyzes 108 transcripts of 18 Psychotherapies from three different therapy types (six each of psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy). transcripts are analyzed with a set of manuals recently developed by the Frankfurt team. The aim is to understand the role of narrating in different psychotherapy schools, the ways of narrating and the role of therapist´s co-narrating in the course of psychotherapy and with regard to therapy outcome. Codings and ratings of transcripts specifically regard:

  • Identification and coding of kinds of patient´s narratives with newly developed manual (Habermas et al., 2019)
  • Rating of these narratives for agency und communion (Adler, 2012) as well as for listener orientation (newly developed manual, Fesel et al., 2018)
  • Coding of all utterances for emotion words, mental verbs, and reported speech (established manual, Habermas et al., 2019)
  • Coding of therapist´s co-narrative interventions with a new manual (Habermas, Baylan, Fesel, Junker, Otterbein & Deppermann, 2019)
  • Coding of “innovative moments” (established manual, Goncalves et al., 2009)

Fesel, D., Grimm, I., Huber, D., Habermas, T. Negotiating narratives in psychotherapy.
International Conference of Conversation Analysis and Psychotherapy, Juni 2019, IPU Berlin.

Fesel, D., Grimm, I., Huber, D., Habermas, T.  Narrative processes in psychoanalytic and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) Juni 2020, Amherst USA .

Project Team
IPU Berlin
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dorothea Huber

Imke Grimm, M.A. Psych.
Phone: +49 30 300 117-776

Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Prof. Dr. Tilmann Habermas
Phone: +49 (0) 69 - 798 35 405

Dipl.-Psych. Daniel Fesel
Phone: +49 (0) 69 – 798 35 312