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Title:Examination of the Relation Between Interpersonal Complementarity and the Working Alliance Within the Context of Brief Psychotherapy
Author(s):Ryan, Jennifer Marie
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Terence J.G.Tracey
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Psychology, Clinical
Abstract:The third session of therapy for twenty-four client and counselor dyads at three university counseling centers was analyzed to examine the relation between complementarity and the working alliance. The Interpersonal Communication Rating Scale - Revised (ICRS-R; Strong, Hills, & Nelson, 1988) was used to rate each audiotaped session and determine levels of total, friendly and hostile complementarity. A test of hypothesized circular order relations was performed for each dyad yielding a correspondence index (CI value; Hubert and Arabie, 1987) for total, friendly, and hostile complementarity for each dyad. Correlations were performed between CI values for therapist total, friendly, and hostile complementarity and both therapist and client ratings of the working alliance, and client total, friendly, and hostile complementarity and both therapist and client ratings of the working alliance. Results suggest statistically significant relations between therapist total and friendly complementarity and therapist ratings of the working alliance. No significant relations were demonstrated between client ratings of the working alliance and therapist or client complementarity. Implications of these results, limitations, and directions for future research are presented.
Issue Date:2001
Description:139 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9996680
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2001

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