Therapist responses to childhood sexual abuse disclosures
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The present study investigated possible differences in how male and female therapists respond to a disclosure of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) from a male or female client. A total of N = 249 practicing psychologists read a vignette describing a disclosure of CSA by a client. Participants were then asked to complete quantitative and qualitative measures on disclosure responses, attitudes toward survivors of CSA, and socially desirable response patterns. Multivariate analyses indicated that, after accounting for attitudes toward survivors of CSA, male and female therapists did not significantly ...