Assessing relationship quality in mandated community treatment: blending care with control.

  title={Assessing relationship quality in mandated community treatment: blending care with control.},
  author={Jennifer L Skeem and Jennifer Eno Louden and Devon L. L. Polaschek and Jacqueline Camp},
  journal={Psychological assessment},
  volume={19 4},
Traditional measures of the therapeutic alliance do not capture the dual roles inherent in relationships with involuntary clients. Providers not only care for, but also have control over, involuntary clients. In 2 studies of probationers mandated to psychiatric treatment (n=90; n=322), the authors developed and validated the revised Dual-Role Relationships Inventory (DRI-R). The authors found that (a) relationship quality in mandated treatment involves caring and fairness, trust, and an… 

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