CLIENTS' VIEWS OF LIVE SUPERVISION AND SATISFACTION WITH THERAPY

In this study we examined clients' perceptions of live supervision and their satisfaction with therapy in a university-based training clinic for marriage and family therapists. A total of 108 clients completed the Client Satisfaction Questionnaire-8 and a modified version of the Purdue Live Obs...

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Published in:Journal of marital and family therapy, Vol. 27, No. 1 (2001), p. 0
Main Author: Locke, Lisa D. (Author)
Other Involved Persons: McCollum, Eric E.
Format: electronic Article
Published: Oxford, UK : Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2001
ISSN:1752-0606
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
DOI:10.1111/j.1752-0606.2001.tb01146.x
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  • In this study we examined clients' perceptions of live supervision and their satisfaction with therapy in a university-based training clinic for marriage and family therapists. A total of 108 clients completed the Client Satisfaction Questionnaire-8 and a modified version of the Purdue Live Observation Satisfaction Scale. Client's comments on the advantages and disadvantages of live supervision were also solicited through short-answer questions. Results indicated that clients were generally satisfied with therapy and found the live-supervision process satisfactory as long as the perceived helpfulness of live supervision outweighed its pèrceived intrusiveness. The challenge for training clinics is striking a balance between helpfulness and intrusiveness in an effort to both train competent therapists and provide quality treatment.