Proceedings of the 6th International Seminar on Psychology, ISPsy 2023, 18-19 July 2023, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Flow Experience in Clinical Psychologists

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-7-2023.2343388,
        author={Alfina  Khoirinnisa and Dinar Sari Eka Dewi and Ugung Dwi Ario Wibowo and Suwarti  Suwarti},
        title={Flow Experience in Clinical Psychologists},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 6th International Seminar on Psychology, ISPsy 2023, 18-19 July 2023, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia},
        keywords={flow experience clinical psychologist counseling \& psychotherapy},
  • Alfina Khoirinnisa
    Dinar Sari Eka Dewi
    Ugung Dwi Ario Wibowo
    Suwarti Suwarti
    Year: 2024
    Flow Experience in Clinical Psychologists
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-7-2023.2343388
Alfina Khoirinnisa1, Dinar Sari Eka Dewi1,*, Ugung Dwi Ario Wibowo1, Suwarti Suwarti1
  • 1: Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto
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In counseling and psychotherapy, flow experience is essential for clients and clinical psychologists who guide individuals toward psychological well-being. This study aims to describe the flow of experience experienced by clinical psychologists while carrying out the counseling and psychotherapy process—qualitative approach with phenomenological method. The informants of this study were three clinical psychologists who have provided counseling and psychotherapy services with a minimum practice period of 5 years. Data analysis was carried out with the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis model. The results showed that the description of the flow experience could be

detailed through nine points, namely: 1) Efficiency in Service, 2) Potential and Self- Actualization, 3) Client Welfare, 4) Evaluation of Client Development, 5) Quality of

Service, 6) Problem-Solving Ability 7) Personal Growth 8) Service Effectiveness 9) Psychological Well-being. Important points can be recommended: First, the support of psychology organizations and practitioners to improve understanding of the flow

experience. Also, using other research methods is very useful to explore and find more in- depth and multi-perspective research results.