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The White Betz A B Scale is a Nonprojective personality measure

Studies of therapist personality

Geller and Berzins (1976) studied 95 prominent US psychologists using the 19 item version of the scale. Studies have shown that clinicians who are high scorers on the White Betz A B Scale were more successful with schizophrenic patients, while low scoring therapists were more successful with neurotics.[1]


  1. Kemp,D. E. (1966). Correlates of the Whitehorn-Betz AB Scale in a quasi-therapeutic sistuation. Journal of Consulting Psychology. Vol 30(6), Dec , 509-516.

Further reading

Segal, B. (1971). Further investigation of personality correlates of the A-B Scale. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice. Vol 8(1), pp. 37.