The Therapeutic Relationship: A Study on the Value of the Therapist Client Rating Scale

Eric Blaauw, P M G Emmelkamp

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    This article reports on some psychometric features of the Therapist Client Rating Scale (TCRS), an instrument that claims to measure the therapeutic relationship in behaviour therapy sessions. A study is described in which the TCRS was completed after each therapy session by 28 obsessive-compulsive patients undergoing behaviour therapy, as well as by the therapists. The perception of patient behaviour correlated significantly with the treatment outcome. Further examination on the reliability and validity of the TCRS is recommended.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)25-35
    Number of pages11
    JournalBehavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1994



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