ERIC Number: EJ927966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
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First-Session Competency: The Brief Strategic Therapy Scale-1
Amini, Rachelle L.; Woolley, Scott R.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v37 n2 p209-222 Apr 2011
The first session in brief strategic therapy is the most critical phase of treatment. More than a mere "assessment phase," the first session in a true intervention sets the stage for all subsequent therapeutic maneuvers. This article presents a supervisory observation tool, the Brief Strategic Therapy Scale-1 (BSTS-1), a fidelity measure proposed as a more formal method of analyzing performance and competency of the therapist for the first session. During scale development, a narrow group of expert judges defined the core skills of therapists and determined the structure/phases of a brief strategic therapy first session. In addition, expert collaborators gave feedback on the scale's usability. This article concludes with the BSTS-1.
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