Research Article
Volume 9 Issue 2 - 2020
Emotional Trauma in Relationship: Consequences and Counseling Options Based on Approach, Indigenous to Russian Culture Traditions
Aleksandr F Bondarenko*, Daria S Gavrilyuk, Alla A Guretska, Natalia A Kucherovska and Svetlana L Fedko
Department of Psychology, Kiev National Linguistic University, Ukraine
*Corresponding Author: Aleksandr F Bondarenko, Department of Psychology, Kiev National Linguistic University, Ukraine.
Received: December 10, 2019; Published: January 11, 2020


The present study was aimed at analyzing emotional trauma in relationship and at exploring the indigenous counseling technique as an efficient way of coping with it. The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ) both with special scales for measuring interpersonal relationship and personal attitudes towards terminal values were administered on 34 students involved in interpersonal relationship. 8 of them were diagnosed as traumatized by their relationships. Results showed that the more pronounced the level of depression is, the less important is the subjective value of health and family. Also the deeper the emotions that are experienced, the greater is the feeling of sacrifice in the relationship, or that of feeling onself an actual victim of the partner’s Machiavellianism. It was shown that indigenous approach to counseling victimised persons proved to be especially efficient since the approach does not imply psychologization and opens the way to combined psychotherapy.

Keywords: Traumatic Relationships; Victimized Position; Value Orientations; Depression; Indigenous Approach; Counselling


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