A study of the differential effects of Tomm's questioning styles on therapeutic alliance

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dc.contributor.authorRyan, Dermot
dc.contributor.authorCarr, Alan
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-28T09:52:08Z
dc.date.available2014-01-28T09:52:08Z
dc.date.copyright2001 Wiley-Blackwellen
dc.date.issued2001-01
dc.identifier.citationFamily Processen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/5298
dc.description.abstractTo replicate and extend Dozier et al's (1992) test of Tomm’s hypothesis about the differential effects of questioning styles on therapeutic alliance an analogue study was conducted. Twenty-eight family triads, each including a son and his parents, viewed four videotaped simulated family therapy scenarios in which Tomm's four questioning styles were separately portrayed. Participants were asked to identify with the client whose role corresponded to theirs (i.e. father, mother, or son) and, on the basis of this, to rate the client’s alliance with the therapist. They were also asked to rate the overall alliance between the family and the therapist. Finally, having viewed all four scenarios, they were invited to comparatively rate the quality of the therapeutic alliance across the four questioning styles. Compared with strategic and lineal questioning styles, circular and reflexive questions led to higher ratings of therapeutic alliance on all three measures. The results of this study support Tomm's hypothesis that questioning styles based on circular assumptions lead to a better a therapeutic alliance at an individual and systemic level than questions based on lineal assumptions.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.rightsThis is the author's version of the following article: Ryan, D. & Carr, A. : A study of the differential effects of Tomms questioning styles on therapeutic alliance. Family Process, 40 (1) 2001-01, pp.67-77 which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1545-5300.2001.4010100067.xen
dc.subjectCircular questionsen
dc.subjectSystemic therapyen
dc.subjectReflexive questionsen
dc.subjectInterventive interviewingen
dc.titleA study of the differential effects of Tomm's questioning styles on therapeutic allianceen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.internal.authorcontactotheralan.carr@ucd.ie
dc.internal.availabilityFull text availableen
dc.statusPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.volume40en
dc.identifier.issue1en
dc.identifier.startpage67en
dc.identifier.endpage77en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1545-5300.2001.4010100067.x-
dc.neeo.contributorRyan|Dermot|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorCarr|Alan|aut|-
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dc.description.adminAD 17/01/2014en
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dc.date.updated2013-10-23T10:30:47Z
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