Client-Therapist Matching: Client Preference for Ways of Being Helped
Client Preference for Ways of Being Helped in Therapy
Place the following ways you might be helped
in therapy in order of your preference,
by moving them into the boxes on the right.
Gain insight into, or understanding of
the causes of my problems.
Develop new skills or learn new ways
to behave in the outside world.
Have an opportunity for deep experiencing and
increased awareness of feelings and sensations.
Get immediate help to take specific actions as
soon as possible to make my symptoms better.
Have an opportunity to examine my life
in a growth producing climate.
Learn new ways to think about my problems
in order to have more control over them.
Develop more hope that
I can solve my problems.
This client assessment was used in TMatch for matching by clients' preferences for types of
therapy. These different ways of being helped in therapy represent one of the attempts to describe different styles
of therapy in ways clients could understand, without using formal names or descriptions of styles or schools.
Therapists were given a similar assessment, and clients were matched to therapists based on how much their
preferences matched therapists self-ratings on these help-ways. The client assessments were used only for this
one part of TMatch. However, the therapist assessment was used for many additional matching criteria related to
matching according to client characteristics.