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Therapists' Preferences for Client Characteristics and Their Influence on the Therapeutic Alliance

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01799668
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2013 by Prof. Ahud Sternberg, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : February 27, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 27, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof. Ahud Sternberg, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The research will examine psychotherapists' preferences for theoretical client characteristics, such as age, gender, personality characteristics and symptoms. The research will also examine the preferences' influence on the therapeutic alliance, from the therapist's and the client's point of view.

Condition or disease
Diagnosis, Psychiatric Outpatient Followup of Psychiatric Problem

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 3 Weeks
Official Title: Therapists' Preferences for Client Characteristics and Their Influence on the Therapeutic Alliance
Study Start Date : February 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2013



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Positive correlation between preferences- characteristics match and therapeutic alliance. [ Time Frame: 5 weeks ]
    The match between therapists' preferences ant their client's characteristics will correlate positively with the measures of therapeutic alliance.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Outpatients in the psychiatric department
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Outpatients over the age of 18,
  • Hebrew speakers,
  • Not in a psychotic state.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Psychotic state,
  • Under the age of 18,
  • Not qualified to answer the questions,
  • Don't speak any Hebrew at all.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01799668


Locations
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Israel
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
Hadera, Israel
Contact: Sharon Lewit, MSc    052-6794957    slevitt80@gmail.com   
Contact: Alla Landa, MD       psychiatry@hillel-yaffe.health.gov.il   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Ella Landa, MD Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
Additional Information:

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Responsible Party: Prof. Ahud Sternberg, MD, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01799668    
Other Study ID Numbers: 0001-13 HYMC
First Posted: February 27, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 27, 2013
Last Verified: February 2013
Keywords provided by Prof. Ahud Sternberg, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:
Psychotherapy
Preferences
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Mental Disorders