Development of an Attitudes Towards Complementary Therapies Scale for Psychologists

Wilson, Lee-Ann M. & White, Katherine M. (2007) Development of an Attitudes Towards Complementary Therapies Scale for Psychologists. Clinical Psychologist, 11(2), pp. 37-44.

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This study designed and tested a scale to measure psychologists’ attitudes towards complementary and alternative therapies. The scale, derived from existing measures for medical professionals, was tested on a sample of psychology students (N = 163) using an online survey. The data were factor analysed and three correlated subscales were identified, assessing the perceived importance of knowledge about available therapies, attitudes towards integration with psychological practice, and concerns about associated risks of use. It is anticipated that this newly developed scale with be useful in gauging changes in attitudes towards psychology practice over time, as well as in planning educational initiatives within the field of psychology.

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ID Code: 10459
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1080/13284200701411544
ISSN: 1328-4207
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Taylor and Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Clinical Psychologist, Volume 11, Issue 2 July 2007 , pages 37 - 44
Deposited On: 29 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:33

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