Abstract

Prior research in individual therapy has provided evidence that therapists are poor predictors of client outcome without the aid of objective measures and often misjudge clients' perceptions of the therapeutic relationship. The focus of the current research was to conduct a similar study in a group setting. Therapists from a university counseling center and a state psychiatric hospital were recruited to test their accuracy in predicting client outcome, quality of therapeutic relationship and their own use of empirically supported group interventions. Results indicated that therapists are poor predictors of all three, providing support for the implementation of measure-based feedback systems to inform therapists about key information that may affect the effectiveness of group psychotherapy.

Degree

PhD

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Psychology

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Date Submitted

2010-07-08

Document Type

Dissertation

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd3756

Keywords

group psychotherapy, clinical prediction, outcome, cohesion

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Psychology Commons

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