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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Counseling and Development|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Psychology