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Identifying client emotional signatures: Development of a new scale

Michelle Webster [1], Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy and Julie Fitness [2], Macquarie University   Abstract This article describes the development and refinement of the Annandale Emotional Signature Scale; a measure that was subsequently employed as part of a battery of tests to explore the validity of the constructs of abandonment and annihilation. The Annandale Emotional Signature Scale …

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Identifying Client Emotional Signatures: Development of a New Scale

Return to Journal Articles Michelle Webster, Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy and Julie Fitness, Macquarie University   Introduction Psychotherapy research has consistently shown that across treatment modalities, the therapeutic alliance is vitally important to the success of treatment. Indeed, the therapeutic relationship has been described as accounting for 30% of variance in therapeutic outcomes (Lambert 1986, 1992).  Emotion …

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