The evaluation of psychotherapists in movies in terms of emotional intelligence

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2009
Banlı Pala, Müge
The aim of the current study was to investigate the impact of psychotherapists’ Emotional Intelligence (EI) on adolescent patients’ perceptions about psychotherapists’ success and on adolescent patients’ preference about psychotherapists to consult. In order to examine EI level of psychotherapists who are represented in selected movies, the Scale for Evaluating Psychotherapist’s Emotional Intelligence was created for specific to this study. 50 high school students aged between 16 and 18 were participated in the study. The participants watched two movies of which one is representing high EI psychotherapist and the other representing low EI psychotherapist. Then they completed the Scale for Evaluating Psychotherapist’s Emotional Intelligence for each movie. Since the experimental group sample size was small, non-parametric tests were conducted in data analysis. According to results, adolescents evaluated high EI psychotherapist as more successful than the one who has low EI. Accordingly, adolescents preferred to consult high EI psychotherapist when needed rather than the one who has low EI.

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M. Banlı Pala, “The evaluation of psychotherapists in movies in terms of emotional intelligence,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.