The effects of client and therapist variables on therapeutic modality selection: Family vs. individual therapy.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/186379
Title:
The effects of client and therapist variables on therapeutic modality selection: Family vs. individual therapy.
Author:
Devlin, Kathleen Marie.
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The study set out to examine the effect of therapist's orientation on his or her recommendations for individual or family based therapy. Other factors thought to influence the decision reached (i.e. experience, coursework, location of practice, perceived competency) were also explored. Seventy psychologists in the mental health field were presented with six clinical vignettes. The vignettes contained diagnoses or presenting problems that indicated either individual or family therapy, or contained insufficient information to clearly lead to a modality selection. It was found that the case vignette was the only significant variable affecting the modality or goals of the treatment recommendation. Biases in decision making among psychologists, based on orientation and areas of relative competence, were expected but not found. However, orientation did significantly affect the number of sessions recommended, with psychodynamic therapists recommending more therapy sessions than therapists from the other therapeutic orientations.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Dissertations, Academic.; Clinical psychology.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Psychology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Sales, Bruce; Shoham, Varda

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe effects of client and therapist variables on therapeutic modality selection: Family vs. individual therapy.en_US
dc.creatorDevlin, Kathleen Marie.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDevlin, Kathleen Marie.en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe study set out to examine the effect of therapist's orientation on his or her recommendations for individual or family based therapy. Other factors thought to influence the decision reached (i.e. experience, coursework, location of practice, perceived competency) were also explored. Seventy psychologists in the mental health field were presented with six clinical vignettes. The vignettes contained diagnoses or presenting problems that indicated either individual or family therapy, or contained insufficient information to clearly lead to a modality selection. It was found that the case vignette was the only significant variable affecting the modality or goals of the treatment recommendation. Biases in decision making among psychologists, based on orientation and areas of relative competence, were expected but not found. However, orientation did significantly affect the number of sessions recommended, with psychodynamic therapists recommending more therapy sessions than therapists from the other therapeutic orientations.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDissertations, Academic.en_US
dc.subjectClinical psychology.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairSales, Bruceen_US
dc.contributor.chairShoham, Vardaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBecker, Judithen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBootzin, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRidley, Carlen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9408457en_US
dc.identifier.oclc720408598en_US
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