INFLUENCE OF THERAPIST SKILLS ON CLIENT PERCEPTIONS OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY OUTCOME: IMPLICATIONS FOR SUPERVISION

D. Russell Crane, William Griffin, Robert D. Hill

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Abstract

Clients seen in two marriage and family therapy training clinics were surveyed regarding treatment outcome. They rated their therapist's skill level on several therapist variables including “experience,”“confident,”“concerned,” how well the treatment used seemed to “fit” their view of the problem and if the therapist seemed to “know how to deal” with their concerns. The variable of “fit” of treatment accounted for 35% of the variance in the client's perception of treatment outcome. “Concerned,”“fit,“ and “knew how to deal” accounted for 36% of the variance in overall rating of the therapist. Suggestions for using these results in supervision of beginning therapists are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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