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Clinical validity of a dimensional assessment of self- and interpersonal functioning in adolescent inpatients.

Authors
  • Haggerty, Greg1
  • Blanchard, Mark
  • Baity, Matthew R
  • Defife, Jared A
  • Stein, Michelle B
  • Siefert, Caleb J
  • Sinclair, Samuel J
  • Zodan, Jennifer
  • 1 a Von Tauber Institute for Global Psychiatry , Nassau University Medical Center.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of personality assessment
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
97
Issue
1
Pages
3–12
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/00223891.2014.930744
PMID: 25010080
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale-Global Version (SCORS-G) is a clinical rating system assessing 8 domains of self- and interpersonal relational experience that can be applied to narrative response data (e.g., Thematic Apperception Test [TAT; Murray, 1943], early memories narratives) or oral data (e.g., psychotherapy narratives, relationship anecdotal paradigms). In this study, 72 psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents consented and were rated by their individual and group therapist using the SCORS-G. Clinicians also rated therapy engagement, personality functioning, quality of peer relationships, school functioning, global assessment of functioning (GAF), history of eating-disordered behavior, and history of nonsuicidal self-injury. SCORS-G composite ratings achieved an acceptable level of interrater reliability and were associated with theoretically predicted variables (e.g., engagement in therapy, history of nonsuicidal self-injury). SCORS-G ratings also incrementally improved the prediction of therapy engagement and global functioning beyond what was accounted for by GAF scores. This study further demonstrates the clinical utility of the SCORS-G with adolescents.

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