Title

The Intersession Report: Development of a Short Questionnaire for Couples Therapy

Keywords

intersession report, couples therapy, asses clients

Abstract

This article describes the Intersession Report, a short, easily administered nine-item questionnaire that clients complete at the beginning of each therapy session. This questionnaire was developed to enable clinicians and researchers to routinely collect standardized data on clients. Results showed that the Intersession Report has three subscales that represent Functioning, Symptoms, and Alliance. The subscales scores demonstrated multiple forms of validity and reliability. The Intersession Report provides clinicians a quick and easy way to assess clients. It also provides researchers information on clients who discontinue therapy and information that can be used in assessing attrition bias.

Original Publication Citation

Johnson, L. N., Ketring, S. A., & Anderson, S. (2010). The Intersession Report: Development of a short questionnaire for couples therapy. American Journal of Family Therapy, 38, 266-276. (DOI) 10.1080/01926181003780142

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2010-05-10

Publisher

The American Journal of Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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