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ERIC Number: EJ775273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0167
A Method of Rating Assimilation in Psychotherapy Based on Markers of Change
Honos-Webb, Lara; Stiles, William B.; Greenberg, Leslie S
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v50 n2 p189-198 Apr 2003
This article reports the development of a marker-based method for rating assimilation in psychotherapy with a case study of a woman, Sarah, who was treated for depression with process-experiential psychotherapy. To increase the rigor of the qualitative case study methodology, independent judges rated passages--taken out of context and randomly ordered--from the qualitative analysis. The authors examined levels of training required to make quantitative judgments by comparing ratings from 4 graduate students and 4 undergraduate students. Pooled reliabilities of the 2 groups of raters were high (0.90 and 0.84), and the estimated reliability of single graduate student raters was acceptable (0.70). Consistent findings across a series of related case studies are reviewed to address the generalizability of the findings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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