The current dissertation is a replication of a pilot study and aims to define what it means for group leaders to "act on" feedback from a group therapy process measure called the Group Questionnaire (GQ). Twelve leaders received feedback reports based on group member responses to the GQ after each session. Leaders submitted two sources of qualitative data: brief written session-by-session explanations of feedback use and end-of-semester debrief interviews to describe their experience with the measure. Researchers conducted a qualitative content analysis that yielded 15 categories of leader GQ use summarized by three temporal dimensions. Quantitative analyses were performed to test for variability in leader use. Categories common to both the pilot study and the current study were established, and the two data sets were merged to create one complete data set. A brief questionnaire designed to summarize leader use is introduced, and quantitative analyses were performed to test the relationship between this measure and qualitative findings. Finally, implications of these findings are discussed.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Psychology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Whitcomb, Kaitlyn Elizabeth, "Process Feedback in Group Psychotherapy: A Second Look at Leader Implementation of GQ Feedback" (2016). All Theses and Dissertations. 6098.
process measure, measure-based feedback, Group Questionnaire (GQ)