Patient personality and therapist response: an empirical investigation.

  title={Patient personality and therapist response: an empirical investigation.},
  author={Antonello Colli and Annalisa Tanzilli and Giancarlo Dimaggio and Vittorio Lingiardi},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={171 1},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between therapists' emotional responses and patients' personality disorders and level of psychological functioning. METHOD A random national sample of psychiatrists and clinical psychologists (N=203) completed the Therapist Response Questionnaire to identify patterns of therapists' emotional response, and the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure-200 to assess personality disorders and level of psychological functioning in a… CONTINUE READING


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