Relationships between client self-perceptions of self-consciousness levels and therapist awareness of these perceptions

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Abstract

Investigated the congruity between clients' self-perceptions related to self-consciousness and their therapists' awareness of these self-perceptions. 47 neurotic and 51 psychotic clients completed the Self-Consciousness Scale (SCS) under standard self-descriptive instructions. Therapists completed the SCS as they thought their client would respond. In both samples of clients, therapists' reports were significantly correlated with client self-reports on subscales of the SCS indicating self-reflective habits (Private Self-Consciousness) and discomfort in the presence of others (Social Anxiety) but not on a measure of awareness of oneself as a social object (Public Self-Consciousness). (4 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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