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ERIC Number: ED422554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 37
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Training Therapists about Client Expectations of Psychotherapy.
Soley, Georgia; Marshall, Renee; Chambliss, Catherine
Research has indicated that premature termination of therapy is sometimes due to a conflict in goal and outcome expectations between therapists and family members of clients. The present study requested both therapists and parents of child clients to complete questionnaires to determine if there is congruence between therapist and parental expectations. The questionnaire was designed to measure the similarity in expectations for both parties or if lack of congruence is present that may possibly lead to premature termination of therapy for the child client. Also included in the study were responses from adult clients and therapists of adult clients. Within subject t-tests of a sample of 63 parents, 18 therapists, and 43 adult clients produced significant findings. Therapists and parents of child clients attached greater significance to the behavior change sub-scale, while adults rated the five sub-scales as equally important. Appendix A contains the Parent Attitude Questionnaire with a discussion of "Parents' Motivations for Seeking Treatment for Their Children." Appendix B provides the Client Attitude Questionnaire and a discussion of "Clients' Motivations for Seeking Treatment." More than 130 references are listed. (Author/EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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