Table 1: Professional background and training in PST.

CharacteristicSurvey respondents
( 𝑁 = 4 0 PST-certified clinicians)

Professional background 𝑛 = 4 0

Clinical or counseling psychology (PhD, PsyD, or EdD)18 (45.0%)
Licensed clinical social worker or masters of social work
10 (25.0%)
Masters level nurse or clinical nurse specialist
4 (10.0%)
Other (e.g., MA, MD, MS)8 (20.0%)
Unknown0 (0.0%)

Used PST in research 𝑛 = 4 0

In the past18 (45.0%)
Currently17 (42.5%)
Never5 (12.5%)

Years clinical experience 𝑛 = 3 9

0–513 (33.3%)
6–109 (23.1%)
11–156 (15.4%)
15+11 (28.2%)

Theoretical orientation 𝑛 = 3 7

Cognitive behavioral18 (48.6%)
Psychodynamic6 (16.2%)
Eclectic/integrated8 (21.6%)
Family therapy1 (2.7%)
Medical1 (2.7%)
Self psychology1 (2.7%)
Physical rehabilitation1 (2.7%)
Early childhood1 (2.7%)

Years since PST certification 𝑛 = 4 0

0–522 (55.0%)
6–1017 (42.5%)
111 (2.5%)

Satisfaction with amount of training in PST 𝑛 = 4 0

Too much1 (2.5%)
Too little1 (2.5%)
Just right38 (95.0%)