Client preferences for psychotherapy style

Title: Client Preferences for Insight-Oriented and Action-Oriented Psychotherapy

Client preferences for psychotherapy style have been understudied, despite their value in adding to our understanding of psychotherapy process and outcome. Furthermore, current research trends point towards investigating the match between client and therapist in determining outcome (ATI research)…

Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Review of the Literature
Differences Between Expectations and Preferences
Theory.
Empirical Research
What are Clients’ Preferences?
Relationship Between Preference-Treatment Congruence and Outcome
Summary34
Social Influence Theory
Change/Maintenance of Preference Before and After Therapy
Summary43
Review of Research Articles Combining the Congruency Hypothesis and the Shift
Hypothesis
Summary
Limitations and Suggestions for Future Research
Insight- and Action-Oriented Therapies
Insight-Oriented Therapy
Action-Oriented Therapy
Insight- and Action-Oriented Therapy and Outcome
Aptitude by Treatment Interaction
Chapter 3: Statement of the Problem
Chapter 4: Method
Design Statement
Power Analysis
Participants
Volunteer Clients
Controls
Volunteer Therapists
Judges
Measures
Client Demographic Form
Therapist Demographic Form
Outcome Questionnaire-10.2
Counseling Preference Form
Target Problem
Relationship Scale-Client Version
Session Evaluation Scale-Client Version
Counselor Effectiveness Rating Scale (CERS)
Helping Skills Measure-Client Version
Helping Skills Measure-Therapist Version
Judges ratings of therapist adherence, therapist competence, and client involvement.
Procedures
Development of the Counseling Protocol
Therapist Recruitment
Client Recruitment
Training of therapists to portray experimental conditions
Pre-session questionnaire administration and client assignment to conditions
Assignment to task
Counseling Session
Post-Session Questionnaire Administration. )
Judge Rated Manipulation Check
Therapist Supervision
Chapter 5: Analyses
Preliminary Analyses
Descriptive data
Examination of possible covariates
Equivalence of Groups on Distress
Examination of Therapist Effects
Manipulation Check
Target Complaints Ratings
Outcome measures
Main Analyses
Additional Analyses
Target Problem Change Score
Preferences Shifting
Outcome Comparison across Treatment Conditions
Outcome Comparison across Treatment Condition and Pre-treatment Preference
Videotape Condition
Chapter 6: Discussion
Additional Analyses
Limitations
Implications
Research
Practice
Appendices
References

Author: Goates-Jones, Melissa Kay

Source: University of Maryland

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