Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Scale development : Behavioural Couples Therapy Scale for Depression
Author: Rudolf von Rohr, Isabelle
ISNI:       0000 0004 8499 8049
Awarding Body: Royal Holloway, University of London
Current Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London
Date of Award: 2017
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
This study outlines an expert review and a contribution to scale evaluation for the further development of the Behavioural Couple Therapy Scale for Depression (BCTS-D). The BCTS-D aims to provide a novel assessment framework to deliver formative and summative feedback regarding therapists' performance within observed behavioural couple therapy (BCT) treatment sessions. The expert review and scale evaluation was conducted for two versions: the BCTS-D v1 (N = 14) with a BCT supervisor sample and the BCTS-D v2 (N =20) with a mixture of BCT supervisors and trainees within a BCT training context. Results suggest that the BCTS-D has good face validity, content validity, and usability and provides a useful tool for promoting self-reflection and providing formative feedback. Scores on both versions of the BCTS-D demonstrate good internal consistency and overall inter-rater reliability, which were comparable to the Revised Cognitive Therapy Scale (CTS-R). However inter-rater reliability for single items is a weak point that will need exploring in future research. The studies also provided insight into areas for refinement and a number of modifications were undertaken to improve the BCTS-D v1. Additional modifications will be needed to respond to the feedback for the BCTS-D v2. In summary, the BCTS-D is an appropriate and useful measure of BCT competence that can be used to promote self-reflection and provide therapists with formative and summative feedback within a BCT training context.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: couple therapy ; competency ; BCT ; scale development