Preferences in psychotherapy

Clients and therapists sometimes tend to have different ideas about how psychotherapy should proceed. Existing research shows the importance of taking into account client preferences and expectations about the treatment is related to treatment outcomes. Our studies focus on both clients' and therapists' preferences. In doing so, we rely primarily on the Cooper-Norcross Inventory of Preferences, a questionnaire we have been involved in developing.


Řiháček, T., Cooper, M., Cígler, H., She, Z., Di Malta, G., & Norcross, J. C. (2023). The Cooper-Norcross Inventory of Preferences: Measurement invariance across & international datasets and languages. Psychotherapy Research.

Řiháček, T., & Mikutová, M. (2022). Cooper-Norcross Inventory of Preferences (C-NIP): Psychometric characteristic of the Czech version. Československá psychologie, 66(2), 145-156.

She, Z., Řiháček, T., Xu, J., Yang, W., Xu, D., Zhou, N., Ji, W., & Xi, J. (2022). Psychometric evaluation of the Cooper–Norcross Inventory of Preferences–therapist version. Assessment. Advance online publication.

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