The observational rating scale Therapy-Related Interpersonal Behaviors (TRIB) in the selection of trainee psychotherapists

Autor(en): Eversmann, Julia
Schoettke, Henning
Wiedl, Karl H.
Rogner, Josef
Stichwörter: assessment centers; ATTACHMENT; interpersonal competence; PREDICTORS; Psychology; Psychology, Clinical; RESPONSIVENESS; SOCIAL COMPETENCES; SUCCESS; training of psychotherapists
Erscheinungsdatum: 2011
Herausgeber: HOGREFE & HUBER PUBLISHERS
Journal: ZEITSCHRIFT FUR KLINISCHE PSYCHOLOGIE UND PSYCHOTHERAPIE
Volumen: 40
Ausgabe: 1
Startseite: 11
Seitenende: 21
Zusammenfassung: 
Theoretical Background: Although there is a long tradition of implementing assessment centers and other types of selection procedure at training institutes for psychotherapists there is no empirical data about their psychometrics and validity. The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric quality and prognostic value of a rating scale concerning interpersonal competence in therapeutic settings that is used during selection at a training institute. Method: A rating scale of nine items was derived from empirical findings and theoretical models concerning competences of successful therapists. On the basis of data form 82 candidates who had been rated during the assessment center the rating scale was tested psychometrically and correlations were determined with several criteria for training and treatment success in one class of trainees (n = 20) who were assessed at the end of a 5-year training period. Results: Principal component analysis resulted in a one-dimensional scale explaining 77.5% of variance with an internal consistency of alpha = 0.96. Correlations of up to r = 0.5 indicate good prognostic value over the 5 years between ratings and the criteria. The results showed that interpersonally less capable candidates were less cooperative concerning administrative matters, showed less diagnostic compliance, had completed fewer treatments by the end of the training, and had a lower average treatment success rate.
ISSN: 16163443
DOI: 10.1026/1616-3443/a000062

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