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Video Therapy: Attitudes among the Psychodynamic Community
by Smaller, Kate R., Ph.D., Institute for Clinical Social Work (Chicago), 2020, 197; 28022882
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine attitudes towards video therapy among psychodynamic clinicians in private practice. An online survey was posted, primarily on professional listservs, resulting in a sample size of 148 participants (N = 148). The survey included a tool designed to measure attitudes towards video therapy (Video Therapy Attitudes Scale (VTAS)), which was adapted from the Online Counseling Attitude Scale (OCAS) by Rochlen, Beretvas & Zack (2004). Descriptive statistics were run on 25 independent variables, and statistical analyses were conducted to examine the relationship (if any) between attitudes towards video therapy (as measured by VTAS score) and all independent variables that met minimum subgroup sample size requirements. The two central null hypotheses were both rejected, for positive correlations (significant at the .01 level) were found between ‘attitudes towards video therapy’ and both ‘experience providing video therapy’ (r = .480) and ‘familiarity with research related to video therapy’ (r = .317). In other words, results showed that the more positive the attitude towards video therapy, the more years of experience one has in providing video therapy and the more familiar one is with research related to video therapy. Those findings (along with others) raised many questions for discussion and pointed to the need for much more research on this increasingly important topic.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ridings, John
School: Institute for Clinical Social Work (Chicago)
Department: Clinical Social Work
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 82/1(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Therapy, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Video therapy, Psychodynamicc ommunity
Publication Number: 28022882
ISBN: 9798662419391
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