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Avaliação Psicológica

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COUTO, Margarida et al. Therapeutic style and theoretical orientation: Comparative study using the Therapeutic Identity Questionnaire. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.1, pp. 61-70. ISSN 1677-0471.

The study of therapist variables is a matter of empirical relevance in the realm of the research on therapeutic process and outcome. The goal of this study is to ascertain the differences regarding the responses given to the 3 subscales of the Portuguese version of the Therapeutic Identity Questionnaire (ThId) in evaluation (curative factors, therapeutic style and basic assumptions) in relation to theoretical orientation, years of experience and previous personal therapy among the 34 therapists enrolled in the study, alongside the psychometric evaluation of the instrument. In conclusion, the Portuguese version of ThId displays good preliminary psychometric qualities and empirical usefulness to capture differences in style and attitude between clinicians of different theoretical models, even in reduced samples.

Keywords : cognitive-behavioral therapists; psychoanalysts; therapist variables; ThId.

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