DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2012.07.001
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Robert Vavrinak, Kirk Lunnen

Abstract: Treating clients with a potential for violence may affect therapist behaviors during psychotherapy. It may affect therapist's use of a type of self-disclosure known as self-involving statements. This was examined by sending the CATS (Client's Assessment of Therapist Self-reference) survey to 144 psychologists within the US (United States) with age 53 (SD = 10) and with 23 years of experience (SD = 11). The CATS survey asked questions such as how often a person expresses either statements of disdain for his or…

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