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ERIC Number: ED315712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-11
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Client Judgement of Therapist Characteristics: A Factor in Treatment Outcome.
Chambers, Alycia A.; And Others
This study, based on Strong's (1968) model of therapy as social influence, focused on the relationship between clients' judgments of therapists' characteristics and the outcomes of their treatment for generalized anxiety. Thirty subjects and 15 therapists met in 12 individual therapy sessions using Progressive Relaxation Training combined with either cognitive or nondirective therapy procedures. After three sessions and also at the end of the sessions, clients' judgments of their therapists' expertise, attractiveness, and trustworthiness were assessed with the Counselor Rating Form (CRF) and their judgments of therapists' empathy, regard, and congruence were assessed by means of the Relationship Inventory (RI). Four measures of client anxiety were administered before and after treatment. Significant inverse correlations were found between measures of clients' judgment of their therapists' characteristics and of their anxiety levels after treatment. (Other trends, limitations in the study, and implications for future research are discussed. References are included.) (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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