Identifying the Attitudinal, Normative, and Control Beliefs Underlying Psychologists' Willingness to Integrate Complementary and Alternative Therapies into Psychological Practice
Wilson, Lee-Ann M. & White, Katherine M. (2008) Identifying the Attitudinal, Normative, and Control Beliefs Underlying Psychologists' Willingness to Integrate Complementary and Alternative Therapies into Psychological Practice. In Summers, J. (Ed.) Psychology Leading Change 2008: Proceedings of the 43rd APS annual conference, September 23-27, 2008, Hobart.
The use of complementary and alternative therapies (CAT) has risen steadily over recent years and individuals with mental health disorders are more likely to utilise CAT than are other members of the general public. Drawing on the belief basis of the Theory of Planned Behaviour, the present research investigated the beliefs that differentiated between psychologists who were high and low on willingness or intention to integrate CAT by either recommending CAT to clients or referring to CAT practitioners. Participants, 122 practicing psychologists, completed a questionnaire assessing their attitudinal, normative, and control beliefs relating to CAT integration. A number of the beliefs discriminated between psychologists who were or were not willing or intending to integrate CAT into their psychological practice. These findings can inform relevant governing bodies within psychology as policy is developed in relation to CAT integration.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
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|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 The Australian Psychological Society|
|Deposited On:||10 Dec 2008 15:18|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:48|
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