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Revista chilena de neuro-psiquiatría

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RAMIREZ C, M. Alejandra et al. Adaptation and validation of a questionnaire to asses countertransference in a session. Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr. [online]. 2015, vol.53, n.3, pp.168-174. ISSN 0717-9227.

Despite the clinical importance of the concept of countertransference there are few instruments to evaluate it; one of them is the Countertransference Questionnaire (CQ), which measures countertransference during a therapeutic process. The CQ is a self-report questionnaire, composed of a set of items that refer to a wide range of ideas, feelings and behaviors that therapists develop towards their patients. It is written in common language, without the use of technical terms, allowing the instrument to be used and compared by clinicians of any theoretical orientation. The following paper shows the translation to Spanish, an adapted version for its application in one interview or session, and its validation in a population of Chilean psychiatrists and psychologists in a sample of 333 completed questionnaires. Three versions of the questionnaire were created: Interviewer, Observer and Observer of the Interviewer. We conducted an exploratory factor analysis wich grouped the items on a total of seven factors with good or very good internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha between 0.66 and 0.89) Results showed that the instrument is valid for its application in Chilean psychiatrists and psychologists.

Keywords : Countertransference; psychiatry; psychoanalysis; emotions; psychotherapy.

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