Special Aspects of Sensual Images During Imago Therapy Process



The article presents the results of the study performed on 27 adults who have completed five imago therapeutic sessions. The subjects were split in two groups: problem-solving group and problem-analysis group. The peculiarities of sensory images that arise during the sessions by Glezer grounded theory method were studied. It turned out that the subject sensual tissue of the psychosemiological tetrahedron (the term of F. Vasiljuk) of the imago therapeutic image is represented mainly by sensory imaginary events and less frequently by sensual objects and recalled events. The pole and sensory tissue of meaning are least expressed in the imago therapeutic image. The pole and sensory tissue of personal meaning are significantly expressed by the imago therapeutic image. Not only elements relating to the imagination are woven into the imago therapeutic image but also elements reflecting the process of imaginative psychotherapy as a whole, a separate session, the process of imagination. These elements are closely related to the elements of imaginary and remembered events, their feelings and comprehension.

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Keywords: sensual image, imago therapy, imago therapeutic session, method of the grounded theory, imagination, experience, psychosemiotic tetrahedron

Journal rubric: Applied Research

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpse.2017060409

For citation: Vachkov I., Sukhoruchenkov M.A. Special Aspects of Sensual Images During Imago Therapy Process [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2017. Vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 125–147. DOI: 10.17759/cpse.2017060409. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Igor Vachkov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor of the Department of General Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7784-7427, e-mail: vachkoviv@mgppu.ru

M. A. Sukhoruchenkov, Master of Psychology, psychologist, Private Medical Charity "Children's Hospice", Moscow, Russia, e-mail: suhomar1@yandex.ru



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