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A comparison of the therapeutic effectiveness of different helping professionals in the first interview

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dc.contributor.author Ginsberg BR en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:50:37Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:50:37Z
dc.date.created 1978 en
dc.date.submitted 1982 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/136720
dc.description.abstract This study aims at measuring and comparing the therapeutic effectiveness in the first interview of psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. The study includes a review of relevant literature, an analysis of the characteristics pertaining to the patient and therapist sample populations and measures of therapeutic effectiveness according to the Truax scales of warmth, empathy and congruence. Therapeutic effectiveness is rated by two trained judges. Evidence from the research shows psychologists to be the most therapeutically effective, social workers less so, and psychiatrists least of all. No professional group shows a consistently high level of therapeutic effectiveness, however. The need for better selection of trainee professionals is pointed to, as well as the importance of experientially based training and supervision. Evaluation of therapist efficacy and in-service training are seen as being indicated, while there is an urgent need for future research. The role of training institutions and employing organisations are emphasised. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Social work en
dc.subject Psychiatric social work en
dc.title A comparison of the therapeutic effectiveness of different helping professionals in the first interview en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA (SS) en


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