The effects of meeting a family therapy supervision team on client satisfaction in an initial session

Wayne H. Denton, Paul A. Nakonezny, Stephanie R. Burwell

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Despite the wide use of live supervision in marriage and family therapy training, there have been no randomized trials comparing different variations of the practice. This randomized trial of 86 clients was designed to measure client satisfaction after an initial therapy session under two conditions: meeting the supervision team behind the observation mirror or not meeting the team. A mixed linear model analysis of covariance was used to examine the relationship between 'meeting the team' versus 'not meeting the team' and client satisfaction. There were no statistically significant differences in client satisfaction based on whether clients met the team or not. There was a trend toward greater satisfaction with the therapy session among clients who did not meet the supervision team.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-97
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Family Therapy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2011



  • Research
  • Supervision
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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