Deception in psychotherapy: Frequency, typology and relationship

dc.contributor.authorCurtis, Drew A.
dc.contributor.authorHart, Christian L.
dc.date.accessioned2023-08-02T18:30:27Z
dc.date.available2023-08-02T18:30:27Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.descriptionArticle originally published in Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 20(1), 106–115. English. Published online 2019. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12263
dc.description.abstractDeception in therapy has been documented anecdotally through various narratives of therapists. The investigation of its occurrence within therapy has largely been overlooked. We explored the reported frequency of deception within psychotherapy, the types of deception used within therapy, the likelihood of people lying to a therapist compared to other groups of people, and client perceptions of the types of deception that therapists use. Ninety-one participants were provided with a series of deception examples, asked questions about the use of these types of deception within therapy, and asked generally about their use of deception in therapy. We found that a majority of the participants had been deceptive in therapy, and a majority were willing to be deceptive in future therapeutic contexts. Participants were more likely to use white lies than other forms of deception in therapy. Lastly, participants were less likely to lie to therapists compared to strangers and acquaintances. Implications for research and practice are discussed.en_US
dc.identifier.citationThis is the published version of an article that is available at: https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12263. Recommended citation: Curtis, D. A., & Hart, C. L. (2019). Deception in psychotherapy: Frequency, typology and relationship. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 20(1), 106–115. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/15316
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12263
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2019 The Authors.
dc.rights.licenseCC BY 4.0
dc.subjectDeceptionen_US
dc.subjectLiesen_US
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen_US
dc.subjectRelationshipen_US
dc.subjectClient deceptionen_US
dc.subjectTherapisten_US
dc.titleDeception in psychotherapy: Frequency, typology and relationshipen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

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