ERIC Number: EJ432353
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Development and Use of the Directives Rating System in Group Therapy.
Stinchfield, Randy D.; Burlingame, Gary M.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v38 n3 p251-57 Jul 1991
Applied the Directives Rating System (DRS), which classifies directives, to transcripts of four expert group therapists. DRS yielded satisfactory estimates of interrater agreement and validity. Findings showed that DRS ratings were related to therapists' theoretical orientation and that therapists tended to use imperatives and requestives when proposing in-therapy activity and advisories when proposing out-of-therapy activity. (Author/PVV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A