The roles of differentiation of self, emotional self awareness and anxiety on destructive countertransference reactions

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The roles of differentiation of self, emotional self awareness and anxiety on destructive countertransference reactions

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dc.contributor.advisor Murdock, Nancy L. en
dc.contributor.author Connery, April L.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-30T21:17:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-30T21:17:02Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-30
dc.date.submitted 2011 Fall en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/12572
dc.description Title from PDF of title page, viewed on January 31, 2012 en
dc.description Dissertation advisor: Nancy L. Murdock en
dc.description Vita en
dc.description Includes bibliographic references (p. 128-139) en
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.)--School of Education. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011 en
dc.description.abstract The present study investigated the mediating role of emotional self awareness and state anxiety in predicting overinvolved and underinvolved countertransference feelings and behaviors from level of differentiation of self. The study was a between subjects design with participant counselors randomly assigned to viewing an interpersonally hostile-submissive (low demand) or interpersonally hostile-dominant (high demand) video client. At ten time points in the video participants rated overinvolved, underinvolved and appropriate responses to the client, according to the likelihood that they would actually say the given responses. After the video session, participants also rated items measuring their underinvolved and overinvolved feelings in towards their client. Mediation was not observed as initially hypothesized. Follow up analyses suggested that both clarity of feelings (emotional self awareness) and anxiety may only be predictive of countertransference feelings, not behaviors. Additionally, mediation analyses also suggested that differentiation of self may better explain the relationship between anxiety and countertransference feelings, and partially explain the relationship between emotional self awareness and countertransference feelings. Analyses examining moderation found that counselors lower in differentiation of self reported significantly more overinvolved countertransference behaviors, overinvolved feelings and underinvolved feelings compared to those higher in differentiation of self regardless of client analog condition. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Review of literature -- Method -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix A. Kiesler's Interpersonal Circle -- Appendix B. Interpersonal circles for analog clients -- Appendix C. Demographic questionnaire -- Appendix D. Differentiation of self inventory-revised short form -- Appendix E. Analog tape scripts -- Appendix F. Countertransference anchor descriptions -- Appendix G. Countertransference feelings questionnaire -- Appendix H. State-trait anxiety inventory -- Appendix I. Clarity of feelings questionnaire -- Appendix J. Pilot study questionnaire -- Appendix K. Solicitation/recruitment messages -- Appendix L. Participant information page -- Appendix M. IRB approval letters en
dc.format.extent xiii, 141 pages en
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Kansas City en
dc.subject.lcsh Countertransference (Psychology) en
dc.subject.other Dissertation -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Counseling psychology en
dc.title The roles of differentiation of self, emotional self awareness and anxiety on destructive countertransference reactions en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Counseling Psychology en
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Kansas City en
thesis.degree.name Ph.D. en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en


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