Lay theories of psychotherapy and perceptions of therapists: A replication and extension of furnham and wardley
Journal of Clinical Psychology
This study examined laypersons' perceptions of psychotherapy, the experience of psychotherapy clients, and therapist credibility. Most of Furnham and Wardley's recent findings of positive and realistic lay views on psychotherapy and therapists were replicated. Age, sex, and psychological experience mediated some beliefs about therapy and clients' experiences. Although positive views were associated with higher ratings on some aspects of therapist credibility, only the modality of the therapy (behavior vs. client‐centered vs. rational‐emotive individual therapy) influenced perceptions of overall credibility. Neither the fee charged nor the participant's sex had any effect on perceptions of therapist credibility. Copyright © 1994 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
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Wong, Jane L., "Lay theories of psychotherapy and perceptions of therapists: A replication and extension of furnham and wardley" (1994). Faculty Publications. 4387.