Counselors' stress appraisals as predictors of countertransference behavior with male clients

James Fauth, Jeffrey A. Hayes

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Abstract

The authors investigated the applicability of a transactional theory of stress to the understanding of countertransference with male clients. Counselors responded to either a traditional or nontraditional videotaped male client vignette. As expected, counselors' stress appraisals predicted their countertransference behavior. Specifically, therapists' positive appraisals were linked with more positive diagnostic evaluations of the client, whereas negative appraisals were linked with increased distance from and hesitance with the client. Implications of these results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)430-439
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Volume84
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology

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