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Client-centred therapeutic relationship conditions and authenticity: a prospective study

Bayliss-Conway, Cecelia; Price, Sue; Murphy, David; Joseph, Stephen

Authors

Cecelia Bayliss-Conway

SUE PRICE SUE.PRICE@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Assistant Professor in Counselling



Abstract

The aim was to investigate the association between experiencing a therapeutic relationship and subsequent authenticity. Forty-six clients completed the Barrett-Lennard Relationship Inventory (B-LRI, 1968), Relational Depth Inventory (RDI, Wiggins, Elliott, & Cooper, 2012), a measure of the therapeutic alliance (ARM-5, Agnew-Davies et al, 1998) and the Authenticity Scale (AS: Wood et al, 2008) at intervals over ten therapy sessions. Higher scores on the B-LRI at sessions three, five and ten were associated with an increase in authenticity over the ten sessions. These results provide some initial evidence in support of Rogers’ (1957) theory that it is the conditions of the therapeutic relationship that leads to greater authenticity.

Citation

Bayliss-Conway, C., Price, S., Murphy, D., & Joseph, S. (2020). Client-centred therapeutic relationship conditions and authenticity: a prospective study. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2020.1755952

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 11, 2020
Online Publication Date Apr 28, 2020
Publication Date Apr 28, 2020
Deposit Date Apr 17, 2020
Publicly Available Date Apr 29, 2021
Journal British Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Print ISSN 0306-9885
Electronic ISSN 1469-3534
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1-11
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2020.1755952
Keywords Positive Psychology; Authenticity Scale; Relational Depth Inventory; Barrett-Lennard Relationship Inventory; Therapeutic Alliance
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/4300088
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03069885.2020.1755952
Additional Information Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope: http://www.tandfonline....ope&journalCode=cbjg20; Received: 2019-08-08; Revised: 2020-02-06; Accepted: 2020-04-11; Published: 2020-04-28