Supplemental Material for Insight as a Dual-Perspective Construct: Convergence Between Patients' and Professional Evaluators' Perspective on Baseline Level of Insight and on Changes in Insight

2021 Psychotherapy  
The following materials are intended as supplementary material. Due to space limitations, they are referenced from but not printed in the actual paper. Method Patients. Of the patients, 63.5% were employed (part-time or full time) and 71.5% were female. As to marital status, 88.2% of the patients were single, 9.6% were married, 1.7% were divorced, 0.2% were widowed, and 0.2% did not answer the question about their marital status. The country of origin of 83.1% is Israel; 9.6% were immigrants
more » ... were immigrants from the former Soviet Union, 2.5% were immigrants from Ethiopia, and 4.8% indicated "elsewhere" in the pre-treatment questionnaire. Inclusion criteria at baseline were as follows: every applicant who gave his or her approval to use their personal data for research purpose was automatically included in the study. There is no quantitative data on the number of applicants who did not provide such approval, but the subjective impression of the clinic team was that the overwhelming majority of applicants provided the approval. The invitation to participate in the second and third stages of the study at the end of treatment did not depend on the length of treatment or dropout. Professional evaluators. Evaluators who were interns also participated in an intensive training course, which focused mainly on a dynamic formulation and on conceptualization of the patient's self-understanding. Before receiving their first case, they attended weekly individual training sessions for several weeks, where they acquired the skill to evaluate the patient's clinical status (according to the DSM-IV-TR framework), including their insight level. After being assigned their first case, and in the course of their entire work of patient evaluation, they received weekly individual supervision sessions, where they discussed their rating decisions with their
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