Many psychology professionals and students have strong opinions regarding the need for those practicing psychology, to have been participants themselves. Traditionally, this has been studied in regards to shaping improved clinicians. Yet, the idea of therapists needing therapy, for the same reasons as their clients, is relatively unexplored. This study compared symptoms of depression and anxiety in psychology graduate students who did, and did not, attend personal therapy while in graduate school. The same data was used to compare symptom levels across program type. A total of 101 participants volunteered from three southern California psychology graduate programs (MFT and PsyD). Additional data was collected regarding views of therapy and reasons for beginning therapy. A significant number of participants who began therapy in graduate school reported that it had helped them. Also, a significant number of participants reported that they began therapy due to life stressors, not as an educational tool.
|School:||The Chicago School of Professional Psychology|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||DAI-B 76/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mental health, Counseling Psychology|
|Keywords:||Anxiety, Depression, Graduate, Students|
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