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Patterns of utilization and a case illustration of an interactive text-based psychotherapy delivery system.

George C Nitzburg, Barry A Farber,

This paper provides data on the experiences of 267 patients, all with self-reported symptoms of depression or anxiety, engaged in an interactive text-based delivery system for psychotherapy. The paper also offers a case study that illustrates the use of this treatment, indicating ways in which such systems can be useful ... Read more >>

J Clin Psychol (Journal of clinical psychology)
[2019, 75(2):247-259]

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Positive regard and psychotherapy outcome: A meta-analytic review.

Barry A Farber, Jessica Y Suzuki, David A Lynch,

This article meta-analytically reviews the research on the association between therapist positive regard (PR) and treatment outcome. The history of the construct of unconditional PR in client-centered theory and the efforts to clearly operationalize and measure this construct are reviewed. Several clinical examples are presented. The updated meta-analysis, which features ... Read more >>

Psychotherapy (Chic) (Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.))
[2018, 55(4):411-423]

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"It is never okay to talk about suicide": Patients' reasons for concealing suicidal ideation in psychotherapy.

Matt Blanchard, Barry A Farber,

OBJECTIVE:To identify psychotherapy clients' motives for concealing suicidal ideation from their therapist, and their perceptions of how their therapists could better elicit honest disclosure. METHOD:A sample of 66 psychotherapy clients who reported concealing suicidal ideation from their therapist provided short essay responses explaining their motives for doing so and what ... Read more >>

Psychother Res (Psychotherapy research : journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research)
[2018, :1-13]

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"Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right": Politics and psychotherapy, 2018.

Barry A Farber,

The election and postelection policies of Donald Trump have seeped into the psychotherapy sessions of many clients, in ways that are somewhat unique but also somewhat reminiscent of the ways that other dramatic social-political events, including 9/11 and the social divisions that were characteristic of the 1960s, were brought into ... Read more >>

J Clin Psychol (Journal of clinical psychology)
[2018, 74(5):714-721]

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A qualitative investigation of the nature of "informal supervision" among therapists in training.

Sidney Coren, Barry A Farber,

Objective: This study investigated how, when, why, and with whom therapists in training utilize "informal supervision"-that is, engage individuals who are not their formally assigned supervisors in significant conversations about their clinical work. Method: Participants were 16 doctoral trainees in clinical and counseling psychology programs. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and ... Read more >>

Psychother Res (Psychotherapy research : journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research)
[2019, 29(5):679-690]

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Honesty in psychotherapy: Results of an online survey comparing high vs. low self-concealers.

Melanie Love, Barry A Farber,

Objectives: This study sought to investigate client dishonesty in psychotherapy through the trait of self-concealment. We hypothesized that comparing low and high self-concealers would yield clinically significant differences in the nature, motives, and perceived consequences of client dishonesty. Method: A total of 572 respondents, self-reported as psychotherapy clients, reported about ... Read more >>

Psychother Res (Psychotherapy research : journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research)
[2019, 29(5):607-620]

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Let's not talk about sex.

Melanie Love, Barry A Farber,

This article uses both a case illustration and data from a large-scale survey of outpatient clients (N = 798) to understand the client's perspective about avoiding or being dishonest with his or her therapist about sexual topics. The case study, of a gay young man working with a heterosexual female therapist, explores ... Read more >>

J Clin Psychol (Journal of clinical psychology)
[2017, 73(11):1489-1498]

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Facets of Object Representation: Process and Outcome Over the Course of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

Anthony S J Mullin, Mark J Hilsenroth, Jerold Gold, Barry A Farber,

This study explores the effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapy in improving facets of object relations (OR) functioning over the course of treatment. The sample consisted of 75 outpatients engaged in short-term dynamic psychotherapy at a university-based psychological services clinic. Facets of OR functioning were assessed at pre- and posttreatment by independent ... Read more >>

J Pers Assess (Journal of personality assessment)
[2018, 100(2):145-155]

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Introduction: Reflections of Senior Therapists.

Jesse D Geller, Barry A Farber,

This introduction to this issue of JCLP: In Session ("Reflections of Senior Therapists") focuses on the multifaceted ways in which adult development influences what it means to be a psychotherapist and to do the work of psychotherapy. This issue brings together first person narratives written by a group of eminent ... Read more >>

J Clin Psychol (Journal of clinical psychology)
[2015, 71(11):1049-1059]

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Attachment style, representations of psychotherapy, and clinical interventions with insecurely attached clients.

Jesse D Geller, Barry A Farber,

The primary aim of this article was to demonstrate the clinical utility of an empirically grounded perspective on the complex interplay between patients' attachment style and their ability to create, remember, and use benignly influential representations of their experiences with their therapists. We focused on 2 interrelated questions: Are there ... Read more >>

J Clin Psychol (Journal of clinical psychology)
[2015, 71(5):457-468]

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Informal sources of supervision in clinical training.

Barry A Farber, Valery Hazanov,

Although formal, assigned supervision is a potent source of learning and guidance for psychotherapy trainees, many beginning psychotherapists use other, informal sources of supervision or consultation for advice and support. Results of an online survey of beginning trainees (N = 146) indicate that other than their formally assigned supervisor, trainees ... Read more >>

J Clin Psychol (Journal of clinical psychology)
[2014, 70(11):1062-1072]

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Putting up emotional (Facebook) walls? Attachment status and emerging adults' experiences of social networking sites.

George C Nitzburg, Barry A Farber,

Social networking sites (SNS) like Facebook can increase interpersonal connections but also intensify jealousy, envy, and surveillance behaviors. Attachment styles may help explain differences in experiencing SNS. This study investigated the role of attachment in influencing emerging adults' perceptions and feelings about SNS and their disclosures on SNS. Disorganized and ... Read more >>

J Clin Psychol (Journal of clinical psychology)
[2013, 69(11):1183-1190]

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Client disclosure and therapist response in psychotherapy with women with a history of childhood sexual abuse.

Barry A Farber, Sarah Feldman, A Jordan Wright,

This study investigated the perceptions of adult clients (N=98; M age=32) with a history of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) of the costs and benefits of disclosure of this material. Significant benefits of disclosing included a sense of relief from sharing bottled-up emotions, and feeling more accepted and understood by one's ... Read more >>

Psychother Res (Psychotherapy research : journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research)
[2014, 24(3):316-326]

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Children, technology, problems, and preferences.

Barry A Farber, Gavin Shafron, Jaleh Hamadani, Emily Wald, George Nitzburg,

Increasingly, young people are using various forms of technology in the service of communicating with others, and many have noted the possibility of various dire consequences of this phenomenon, including sexting, cyberbullying, online harassment, and Internet addiction. In our own survey of over 300 adolescents, we found that texting and ... Read more >>

J Clin Psychol (Journal of clinical psychology)
[2012, 68(11):1225-1229]

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Models of intimacy of securely and avoidantly attached young adults: a narrative approach.

Sharon Dekel, Barry A Farber,

This study compared models of intimacy implicit in the narratives of young adults (mean age, 25 years) with secure (n = 13) and avoidant (n = 13) attachment styles. Participants completed an open-ended interview in which they described past and present adult love relationships. Content analysis revealed that although secure ... Read more >>

J. Nerv. Ment. Dis. (The Journal of nervous and mental disease)
[2012, 200(2):156-162]

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Afterword: our narcissistic age--or not.

Barry A Farber,

This brief article argues that narcissism, though seemingly ubiquitous in contemporary American society, is in fact a timeless phenomenon. Current manifestations and favored types of narcissism, especially grandiose and vulnerable presentations, are reviewed; it is argued that milder ("subclinical") versions of narcissistic phenomena, while frequent in clinical practices, may be ... Read more >>

J Clin Psychol (Journal of clinical psychology)
[2012, 68(8):954-959]

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Patients' disclosures about therapy: discussing therapy with spouses, significant others, and best friends.

Rachel Khurgin-Bott, Barry A Farber,

This study investigated patterns of disclosure by psychotherapy patients about their own therapy to confidants. A total of 135 patients (M age = 29.4; 18 male; 117 female) currently in individual psychotherapy completed the Disclosure About Therapy Inventory (DATI), a questionnaire of 90 Likert-type items designed to investigate patients' experiences ... Read more >>

Psychotherapy (Chic) (Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.))
[2011, 48(4):330-335]

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Positive regard.

Barry A Farber, Erin M Doolin,

This article reviews the research on the association between therapists' provision of positive regard and therapeutic outcome. Rogers' attempts to define the concept of positive regard are noted and two examples of positive regard are presented. A new meta-analysis, focusing on 18 studies, yielded an aggregate effect size of .27 ... Read more >>

Psychotherapy (Chic) (Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.))
[2011, 48(1):58-64]

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Representations of the supervisory dialogue and the development of psychotherapists.

Jesse D Geller, Barry A Farber, Carrie E Schaffer,

The primary aim of this study was to investigate the ways in which therapists-in-training construct and use mental representations of their relationships with their supervisors in the service of their own professional development. A total of 115 trainees (75% of whom were psychodynamically oriented) completed The Supervisory Representation Inventory, a ... Read more >>

Psychotherapy (Chic) (Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.))
[2010, 47(2):211-220]

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Attachment style and patient disclosure in psychotherapy.

Erica Saypol, Barry A Farber,

The primary aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between attachment style and patient disclosure in psychotherapy. A significant positive relationship was found between the security of adult psychotherapy patients' (N=117) attachment to their therapist and (a) their overall level of self-disclosure and (b) their level of positive ... Read more >>

Psychother Res (Psychotherapy research : journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research)
[2010, 20(4):462-471]

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The benefits and risks of patient self-disclosure in the psychotherapy of women with a history of childhood sexual abuse.

Barry A Farber, Rachel Khurgin-Bott, Sarah Feldman,

This article explores the potential benefits and risks of patient self-disclosure in the psychotherapy of adult women survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). Two primary questions frame this discussion: How are the primary benefits of patient disclosure influenced by CSA status, and what are the specific risks associated with each ... Read more >>

Psychotherapy (Chic) (Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.))
[2009, 46(1):52-67]

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Patients' experiences of self-disclosure in psychotherapy: the effects of gender and gender role identification.

Dailey Pattee, Barry A Farber,

This study examined the effects of gender and gender role identification on 223 patients' experiences of self-disclosure in psychotherapy. Factor analysis of the Disclosure-to-Therapist Inventory-IV revealed two dimensions: a distress factor, reflecting the perceived difficulty and the anticipated impact of disclosures on the therapist, and an openness factor, reflecting the ... Read more >>

Psychother Res (Psychotherapy research : journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research)
[2008, 18(3):306-315]

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On the enduring and substantial influence of Carl Rogers' not-quite necessary nor sufficient conditions.

Barry A Farber,

Carl Rogers' 1957 paper (see record 2007-14639-002) is arguably the most successful of his many attempts to clarify and render testable the ideas behind client-centered therapy. While each of the conditions that Rogers postulated has been linked to positive therapeutic outcome, taken together they have never been conclusively proved (nor ... Read more >>

Psychotherapy (Chic) (Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.))
[2007, 44(3):289-294]

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Patterns of self-disclosure in psychotherapy and marriage.

Barry A Farber, Alice E Sohn,

This study compared patterns of self-disclosure in psychotherapy and marriage. Participants (48 married, current psychotherapy patients, mean age = 42) completed a 101-item Disclosure to Therapist Inventory and a companion measure, a 101-item Disclosure to Spouse Inventory. Results indicated a pattern of greater disclosure to one's therapist in regard to ... Read more >>

Psychotherapy (Chic) (Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.))
[2007, 44(2):226-231]

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Choosing psychotherapy as a career: beyond "I want to help people".

John C Norcross, Barry A Farber,

This article briefly considers the career determinants of mental health professionals and then introduces the contents of the Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session issue devoted to "why I became a psychotherapist." Psychotherapists are assuredly a special sort because the average person prefers to minimize the psychic sufferings of fellow ... Read more >>

J Clin Psychol (Journal of clinical psychology)
[2005, 61(8):939-943]

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