Clinical Assessment Using the Clinical Rating Scale: Thomas and Olson Revisited
Clinical Rating Scale, psychotherapy, marital and family therapy
Does the Clinical Rating Scale retain its validity when it is used, not by researchers, but by psychotherapists in their clinical practice? Students in a marital and family therapy training center routinely used the Clinical Rating Scale as part of the intake process. Although they had modest training in its use, confirmatory factor analysis indicated that they produced data that provided a reasonable approximation of the underlying factor structure. Therefore, although primarily considered a research instrument, the Clinical Rating Scale may have a role in clinical assessment and treatment planning.
Original Publication Citation
Lee, R. E., Jager, K. B., Whiting, J. B., & Kwantes, C. M. (2000). Clinical assessment using the clinical rating scale: Thomas and Olson revisited. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 26. 535-537. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2000.tb00322.x
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Lee, Robert E.; Jager, Kathleen Burns; Whiting, Jason B. PhD; and Kwantes, Catherine T., "Clinical Assessment Using the Clinical Rating Scale: Thomas and Olson Revisited" (2007). All Faculty Publications. 2162.
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