On rating empathy and other psychotherapy variables: An experience with the effects of training

Henry Bachrach, Jim Mintz, Lester Luborsky

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Compared 3 methods of assessing the psychotherapist's empathy: (a) the Accurate Empathy Scale, (b) the Conjunctive Empathy Scale, and (c) the Raskin Empathy Scale. 5 moderately to very experienced judges rated 10 4-min segments of a tape-recorded psychotherapy session during pre- and posttraining phases. The mean reliability of the 3 scales increased significantly, and intercorrelations were nearly perfect when corrected for unreliability. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of consulting and clinical psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 1971



  • empathy, pre- & posttraining phases, psychotherapists

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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