Therapeutic use of self: a nationwide survey of practitioners' attitudes and experiences.

  title={Therapeutic use of self: a nationwide survey of practitioners' attitudes and experiences.},
  author={Ren{\'e}e R Taylor and Sun Wook Lee and Gary W Kielhofner and Manali Ketkar},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  volume={63 2},
  • Renée R TaylorS. W. Lee M. Ketkar
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
Key MethodPractitioners' preparation for, attitudes toward, and experience of the therapeutic relationship and use of self were explored using a survey study with a random sample of 1,000 American Occupational Therapy Association members. Participants reported a high value for the therapeutic relationship and use of self; most felt that they were inadequately trained and that the field lacks sufficient knowledge in these areas. Regardless of practitioners' age, gender, experience level, setting…

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