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dc.contributor.advisorTudor, Keith
dc.contributor.authorCiurlionis, Craig
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-13T02:51:28Z
dc.date.available2021-09-13T02:51:28Z
dc.date.copyright2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/14499
dc.description.abstractThe following is a heuristic study: a first-person exploration of humour, using my own experience to illuminate this particularly fascinating aspect of humanity, and an infrequently discussed, yet potentially impactful, aspect of the therapeutic endeavour. I also engage with psychotherapeutic literature and aspects of popular culture to attempt to determine important themes. These include the fact that humour is often considered inappropriate, despite having very few vocal proponents, is frequently a response to power, and can act as a boost to one’s sense of resilience. I look at the potential benefits and pitfalls of humour in therapy and attempt to illustrate that although it is often overlooked, humour has the potential to be an enjoyable, connecting experience.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectHumouren_NZ
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectManic defenceen_NZ
dc.titleIn Defence of a Manic Defence: A Therapist’s Experience of Humour in Psychotherapyen_NZ
dc.typeDissertationen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Dissertations
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Psychotherapyen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2021-09-13T02:20:35Z


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