Psychotherapy study develops a new way to measure relationship quality in counselling
A new scale has been developed to measure a vital quality of therapeutic relationships, “relational depth”, which is associated with positive effects on clients’ mental health.
This scale called the Relational Depth Frequency Scale can be used to study whether the quality of the relationship between the therapist and client leads to improvements in symptoms of depression and anxiety, and other positive outcomes in counselling and psychotherapy. Dr Gina Di Malta from the Department of Psychology at the University of Roehampton, Professor Chris Evans from the University of Sheffield, and Professor Mick Cooper from the University of Roehampton have recently published an article where they describe the scale’s development. To read the full article, please click here.