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Therapist factor in the treatment of insomnia
Behaviour research and therapy
  • R. M. Turner
  • L. Michael Ascher, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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This quasi-experiment attempted to replicate the finding of Turner and Ascher (1979) in contrasting progressive relaxation, stimulus control and paradoxical intention therapies for the treatment of insomnia using clinicians-in-training as therapists. Progressive relaxation and stimulus control were again shown to be effective, paradoxical intention instructions were not. A significant therapist effect was found which is discrepant with previous findings in the field. © 1982.


This article was published in Behaviour research and therapy, Volume 20, Issue 1, Pages 33-40.

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R. M. Turner and L. Michael Ascher. "Therapist factor in the treatment of insomnia" Behaviour research and therapy Vol. 20 Iss. 1 (1982) p. 33 - 40
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