National Survey of Client's Perceptions of Chinese Psychotherapist Practices

TitleNational Survey of Client's Perceptions of Chinese Psychotherapist Practices
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsZhao, J-B, Ji, J-L, Tang, F, Du, Q-Y, Yang, X-L, Yang, Z-Z, Hou, Y-F, Zhang, X-Y
JournalEthics & Behavior
Date Published2012
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10508422
KeywordsCHI-squared , CHINA , CLIENT , clients , Clinical , Cross-Sectional , Culture , descriptive , ethics , Informed , Medical , National , Patients , personal , population , Privacy , professional , Psychotherapists , psychotherapy , Questionnaires , RELIGION , research , Sex , User
AbstractThe present study is a cross-sectional survey that investigates ethical practices among Chinese psychotherapists from the perspective of a large representative sample of Chinese clients (N = 1,100). In reports from clients, we found that psychotherapists did poorly in providing informed consent and had other ethical difficulties in the therapeutic setting and with dual relationships. It is important for cross-cultural psychotherapists to become sensitive to the influences of traditional Chinese culture when counseling Chinese clients. 
NotesZhao, Jing-Bo 1 Ji, Jian-Lin 2 Tang, Fang 1 Du, Qing-Yun 1 Yang, Xue-Ling 1 Yang, Zhen-Zhi 1 Hou, Yan-Fei 1 Zhang, Xiao-Yuan 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Southern Medical University 2: Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University; Source Info: Sep/Oct2012, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p362; Subject Term: CHI-squared test; Subject Term: CLINICAL competence; Subject Term: CULTURE; Subject Term: INFORMED consent (Medical law); Subject Term: MEDICAL ethics; Subject Term: PERSONAL space; Subject Term: POPULATION geography; Subject Term: PRIVACY; Subject Term: PSYCHOTHERAPISTS; Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL ethics; Subject Term: PSYCHOTHERAPY; Subject Term: QUESTIONNAIRES; Subject Term: RELIGION; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Finance; Subject Term: SEX distribution (Demography); Subject Term: USER charges; Subject Term: CLIENT relations; Subject Term: CROSS-sectional method; Subject Term: PATIENTS -- Attitudes; Subject Term: DESCRIPTIVE statistics; Subject Term: CHINA; Author-Supplied Keyword: clients; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: national survey; Author-Supplied Keyword: psychotherapy in China; Number of Pages: 16p; Illustrations: 1 Chart; Document Type: Article