Measuring competence in systemic practice: development of the ‘systemic family practice – systemic competency scale’ (SPS)

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Butler, C., Lask, J., Sheils, L., Crossley, J., Joscelyne, T. and Pote, H. 2018. Measuring competence in systemic practice: development of the ‘systemic family practice – systemic competency scale’ (SPS). Journal of Family Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-6427.12251
AuthorsButler, C., Lask, J., Sheils, L., Crossley, J., Joscelyne, T. and Pote, H.
Abstract

Ensuring that practitioners are competent in the therapies they deliver is important for training, therapeutic outcomes and ethical practice. The development of the Systemic Practice Scale (SPS) is reported - a measure to assess the competence of novice systemic practitioners trialed by Children and Young Person’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT) training courses.

Initial reliability assessment of the SPS with twenty-eight supervisors of systemic practice evaluating students’ competence using an online recording of a family therapy session is detailed. The SPS was found to be a reliable measure of systemic competence across training settings. Rating variability was noted, with training and benchmarking to improve rating consistency recommended.

Further research using the SPS to further establish the reliability and validity of the scale is required.

Year2018
JournalJournal of Family Therapy
PublisherBlackwell Publishing
ISSN0163-4445
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-6427.12251
Publication dates
Online25 Oct 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited31 May 2018
Accepted25 Oct 2018
Accepted author manuscript
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