Conversational skills training with aftercare patients in the community

Social validation and generalization

Martha R. Holmes, David J Hansen, Janet S.St Lawrence

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Abstract

Ten chronic psychiatric patients enrolled in a partial hospitalization program and who had conversational difficulty received group skills training that focused on specific conversational components and on speech content. Components and criterion levels for training were established from an assessment of the conversational skills of "normal" nonpsychiatric persons in their community. Training was evaluated with a multiple baseline design. Effectiveness was demonstrated through (1) behavioral ratings during dyadic and unstructured conversations with other former patients; (2) behavioral ratings during extended conversations with unfamiliar nonpsychiatric persons; and (3) maintenance of improvement at 1-, 3-, and 7-month follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-100
Number of pages17
JournalBehavior Therapy
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

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Conversational skills training with aftercare patients in the community : Social validation and generalization. / Holmes, Martha R.; Hansen, David J; Lawrence, Janet S.St.

In: Behavior Therapy, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.01.1984, p. 84-100.

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