Patient attachment to therapist rating scale: development and psychometric properties
2014 (English)In: Psychotherapy Research, ISSN 1050-3307, E-ISSN 1468-4381, Vol. 24, no 2, 184-201 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective: To report on the development and initial psychometric properties of a new rating scale for patent-therapist attachment. Method: Seventy interviews from the Young Adult Psychotherapy Project (YAPP) were rated. Results: Excellent internal consistency (Cronbach's > .90) was observed for all four subscales (Security, Deactivation, Hyperactivation, and Disorganization). Three subscales showed good inter-rater reliability (ICC > .60), while one (Hyperactivation) had poor (ICC < .40). Correlations with measures of alliance, mental representations, and symptom distress support the construct validity of the reliable subscales. Exploratory factor analysis indicated three underlying factors explaining 82% of the variance. Conclusions: The Patient Attachment to Therapist Rating Scale is a promising approach for assessing the quality of attachment to therapist from patient narratives. Future development should focus on improving the discrimination of the insecure subscales.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 24, no 2, 184-201 p.
attachment to therapist, rating scale, reliability, construct validity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-101475DOI: 10.1080/10503307.2013.867462ISI: 000330690800006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-101475DiVA: diva2:704833