ERIC Number: ED165054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Exploring the Psycho-Social Therapies Through the Personalities of Effective Therapists.
Dent, James K.; Furse, George A.
Several specific research approaches are compared with regard to cost-effectiveness, types of disorders to which they best respond, general strategies, and therapist personality. Replicated findings include: (1) support for both the functional reversal and semantic reversal of the "A-B Scale;" (2) characterization of therapists who are effective with neurotics, through use of a new scale involving rejection of problem solving; (3) identification of therapists who are effective with schizophrenics, through a scale determining level of interest in the patient; and (4) requirement of great tolerance and understanding when working with schizophrenics. Future research must give careful consideration to defining both client and therapist population. (Author/CKJ)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Counselor Characteristics, Delinquency, Emotional Disturbances, Individual Characteristics, Milieu Therapy, Neurosis, Personality, Psychotherapy, Research Projects, Schizophrenia, Therapists
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.