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Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 85–95 | Cite as

The Therapeutic Behavior Scale: A Tool for Training, Therapist Self-Assessment, and Research

  • Charles Rossiter
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Abstract

This article reports the development of the Therapeutic Behavior Scale, a 6 item scale which is used to assess verbal therapeutic behaviors. Data reported here suggests that the TBS has adequate internal consistency, inter-rater reliability and construct validity and can be useful for training, therapist self-assessment and research about the therapeutic processes and outcomes.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Rossiter
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  1. 1.Albany Training Program in Poetry TherapyDelmarUSA

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