The purpose of this research it to examine the relationship between the accuracy of pre existing beliefs about psychotherapy and the perceived effectiveness of a sample psychotherapy. Early impressions of therapy have been shown in previous research to influence factors such as treatment cooperation and early termination of therapy. Understanding these existing beliefs and their effects may help therapists address any effects that may be taking place. Eighty students at a Midwestern university were asked how likely they believed various techniques would be used in a typical therapy session. These techniques consisted of ones that were both likely to occur in an actual therapy session as well as ones that were unlikely to occur. The participants were also asked to read a sample of cognitive therapy and rate how effective they thought it would be. It was found that participants on average had more accurate expectations than they did inaccurate expectations. It was also found that participants who had more accurate expectations of therapy also rated the sample therapy higher.
|Advisor:||Pomerantz, Andrew M.|
|Commitee:||Rose, Paul, Segrist, Daniel J.|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Beliefs, Client beliefs, Cognitive therapy, Early impressions, Expectations, Therapy expectations|
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