A reevaluation of the relationship between psychotherapeutic orientation and perceived personality characteristics

G. Keinan, M. Almagor, Y. S. Ben-Porath

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Abstract

The relationship between psychotherapeutic orientation and perceived personality characteristics was evaluated. Seventeen psychoanalytic, 29 eclectic, and 18 behavioristic psychotherapists were requested to rate themselves, a 'typical therapist' of their orientation, and a typical therapist of the other two orientations on a number of personality characteristics. Self-ratings were found to differ significantly only on action-oriented charcteristics, with behaviorists rating themselves higher than psychoanalysts and eclectics. Several differences were found between self- and typical therapist perceptions. These were congruent with commonly held stereotypes regarding the three orientations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-226
Number of pages9
JournalPsychotherapy
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

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