Volume 25, Issue 1

Personal Style of the Therapist in Therapists of Drug Addiction

Previous studies claim about the importance of researching the Personal Style of the Therapist (PST) in psychologists who work in the treatment of specific groups of patients, for example, several distress patients. The purpose of this paper was compare the PST between two groups of professionals: one specialized in the psychological treatment of drug addict patients (study group) and the other one dedicated to clinical treatment in general. 60 professionals formed the sample: 30 belong to each group. Significant differences were found in the Expressive function, which was related to the emotional communication as a main aspect of empathy, being minor in the study group.

Personal Style of the Therapist, drug addict patients, psychotherapy, therapeutic relationship

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