Caregiver Commonalities in the Childhoods of Therapists
Date of Award
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Terri M. Davis
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Narcissism, therapists, parents, caregivers
This study examines caregiver commonalities in the childhood experiences of therapists by comparing them to experiences of non-therapists. One hundred twenty-seven (127) participants completed a 13-item survey, created for this study, about their experiences of their parents or caregivers. The survey specifically asked participant about their experiences of parental or caregiver narcissism. The participants were grouped as either therapists or non-therapists in order to discern if therapists had different experiences of childhood narcissism compared to non-therapists. The results of the surveys showed that therapists and non-therapists do not differ significantly in their perceptions of self-reported, childhood experiences of caregiver narcissism.
1 volume (unpaged)
Chen, Timothy, "Caregiver Commonalities in the Childhoods of Therapists" (2017). Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects. 278.