The Effect of Interpersonal Dynamics on Quality of Supervision from a Correctional Client's Perspective

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Social Work Master's Clinical Research Papers

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Cartman, Anne
UST Research Online
therapeutic alliances with offenders; Clinical and Medical Social Work; Social Work; CLIC thesis
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This study assessed the perception of interpersonal relationships between staff member and clients at a halfway house facility from the client’s perspective. The relationship quality was divided into three major constructs: Trust, Caring-Fairness and Toughness. Eighty surveys were sent out to five halfway houses in northwestern Wisconsin with 47 of them being returned. The literature reviewed examined the evolution and philosophy of halfway houses, the principles of effective correctional treatment and therapeutic alliances and dual role relationships. The findings indicated that respondents valued the relationship quality with halfway house staff although did not report this as a main factor in contributing to their success.