Background: The purpose of this article is to compare the Personal Style of the Therapist (PST) in clinical psychologists of two different theoretical orientations, post-rationalist cognitive and psychodynamic, from two countries: Chile and Argentina. Additionally, the effects of demographic and professional variables on PST were analyzed. Method: A sample consisting of 138 psychotherapists, 50% Chilean (n=69) and 50% Argentinean (n=69) was used. In both Chilean and Argentinean samples, 50.7% (n=35) identified as having a post-rationalist cognitive theoretical orientation and 49.3% (n=34) had a psychodynamic orientation. The Personal Style of the Therapist Questionnaire was used as a measure instrument. Results: Higher scores were also found in the Expressive and Instructional Functions among Chilean therapists, and in the comparison between the psychodynamic and post-rationalist cognitive orientations, differences were recorded in all five dimensions of PST. Lastly, therapists were compared according to their nationality and theoretical orientation, and differences in the Expressive and Instructional Functions were found when comparing psychodynamic psychologists from Argentina and Chile. Conclusions: The implications of these results are discussed based on previous research studies.
|Translated title of the contribution||Transcultural PST-Q study in chilean and argentinean psychodynamic and post-rationalist psychotherapists|
|Number of pages||19|
|State||Published - Apr 2022|