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Therapist In-session Rated Facilitative Interpersonal Skills (FIS-IS) in the Psychotherapy Process
Uhlin, Brian

2011, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Ohio University, Psychology (Arts and Sciences).
Therapist behavioral characteristics have been identified as important yet understudied variables in psychotherapy process and outcome research. One method that has shown some promise for measuring effective therapist interpersonal behavior is the Facilitative Interpersonal Skills (FIS) performance task analysis. Though previous research has demonstrated relationships between FIS, alliance, and outcome, it is still unknown whether the FIS can predict therapist interpersonal behavior in actual therapy settings, or whether such behavior rated in-session would also predict alliance and outcome. For this study, the Facilitative Interpersonal Skills In-Session (FIS-IS) rating instrument was developed to consider these possibilities. The FIS-IS method was used to rate therapist behavior in 45 video-taped sessions from the Ohio University Helping Relationships Study (OUHRS). This study also used archival data from the OUHRS including the Outcomes Questionnaire-45, the Working Alliance Inventory, the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems - Circumplex, the Social Skills Inventory, and Facilitative Interpersonal Skills. The FIS-IS instrument was found to be relatively convenient to use and inter-rater reliability between judges was strong. Zero-order correlation showed a significant positive relationship between the FIS-IS and the FIS performance task. Hierarchical regression analyses showed that, in the presence of client social skills, FISIS significantly predicted therapist-rated working alliance, but not client-rated working 4 alliance. FIS-IS was highly correlated with both client-rated and therapist-rated working alliance for the subsample involving trained therapists, though no such significant relationships were found for the subsample involving untrained therapists. Contrary to expectations, FIS-IS did not predict positive outcome change.
Timothy Anderson (Committee Chair)
Garske John, PhD (Committee Member)
Beamish Patricia, PhD (Committee Member)
Young Susan, PhD (Committee Member)
Ogles Benjamin, PhD (Committee Member)
82 p.

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