Therapeutic reactance in a depressed client sample: a comparison of two measures.

@article{Baker2003TherapeuticRI,
  title={Therapeutic reactance in a depressed client sample: a comparison of two measures.},
  author={Kurt D Baker and Hope Sullivan and Jacob M. Marszalek},
  journal={Assessment},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={135-42}
}
The impact of client variables on psychotherapy is of both theoretical and practical importance. Reactance--the premise that individuals seek to maintain control over personal freedoms when threatened by a perceived loss thereof--has been shown to have an impact on the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions. Developing an effective means of quantitatively assessing this characteristic prior to treatment could facilitate treatment planning and maximize treatment outcome. The present study… CONTINUE READING

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