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Revista Costarricense de Psicología

On-line version ISSN 1659-2913Print version ISSN 0257-1439


CASARI, Leandro Martín; ISON, Mirta Susana  and  GOMEZ, Beatriz. Therapist Personal Styles: A Comparison Between Professionals Working in Drug Addiction Institutions and Professionals Working in the General Clinical Area. Rev. Costarric. Psic [online]. 2019, vol.38, n.1, pp.57-73. ISSN 1659-2913.

The objectives of this study were: (a) to describe the profile of the Therapist’s Personal Style (TPS) in two groups of clinical psychologists: one group working in drug addict institutions and the other group dedicated to general clinical treatment; (b) to compare the possible effect of the theoretical framework and the years of experience on the TPS in each group. For this purpose, a sample of 429 clinical psychologists from Argentina was divided into two groups: Addictions Group (n = 102) and Clinical Group (n = 327). The Therapeutic Personal Style Questionnaire was used as instrument. As a result, there were significant differences in the Engagement function (p < .05), higher among the therapists of drug addict patients. Likewise, differences between both groups of therapists were observed according to the theoretical approach as well as significant correlations with years of professional experience.

Keywords : Psychologist; Psychotherapy; Substance-Related Disorders,Theoretical Framework; Professional Experience.

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