Year: 1984 Source: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, v.15, no.6, (December 1984), p.833-845 SIEC No: 19860722

This study was conducted to investigate sources of stress for psychotherapists from client sessions & in their professional role, & to explore irrational beliefs that therapists may hold that, may contribute to their own stress. Self-reported background characteristics of 264 psychotherapists in one midwestern state & the results of a stress questionnaire provided the data base for the study. Suicidal statements client anger & a severely depressed client created the highest stress for therapists