Mutuality of Rogers's therapeutic conditions and treatment progress in the first three psychotherapy sessions

Murphy, David and Cramer, Duncan (2014) Mutuality of Rogers's therapeutic conditions and treatment progress in the first three psychotherapy sessions. Psychotherapy Research, 24 (6). pp. 651-661. ISSN 1050-3307

[img]
Preview
PDF - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (184kB) | Preview

Abstract

Abstract

Objective: Research on the effects of Rogers’s therapeutic relationship conditions has typically focused on the unilateral provision of empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence from therapist to client. Method: This study looked at both client and therapist mutuality of the Rogerian therapeutic conditions and the association between mutuality and treatment progress in the first three psychotherapy sessions. Clients (N = 62; mean age = 24.32; 77% female, 23% male) and therapists (N = 12; mean age = 34.32; nine female and three male) rated one another using the Barrett-Lennard Relationship Inventory after the first and third session. Results: Both clients and therapists perceived the quality of the

relationship as improved over time. Client rating of psychological distress (CORE-OM) was lower after session 3 than at session 1 (es = .85, [95% CIs: .67, 1.03]). Hierarchical multiple regression was used to test the predictive power of mutually high levels of the therapeutic conditions on treatment progress. The association between client rating of therapist-provided

conditions and treatment progress at session 3 was higher when both clients and therapists rated each other as providing high levels of the therapeutic conditions (R2 change = .073, p < .03). Conclusions: The findings suggest mutuality of Rogers’s therapeutic conditions is related to treatment progress.

Keywords: therapeutic relationship; psychotherapy; mutuality; treatment progress

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Psychotherapy Research on 06/02/2014, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10503307.2013.874051
Keywords: Rogers's therapeutic relationship conditions; Barrett-Lennard Relationship Inventory
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/10503307.2013.874051
Depositing User: Leavesley, Tracy
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 13:05
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 13:39
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/29898

Actions (Archive Staff Only)

Edit View Edit View