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Ketring

Dr. Scott Ketring
Human Development and Family Studies
203 Spidle Hall, Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama 36849
ketrisa@auburn.edu

 

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Publications

The Intersession Report: Development of a Short Questionnaire for Couples Therapy

Johnson, L., Ketring, S., & Anderson, S.* (2010). The intersession report: Development of a short questionnaire for couples therapy. American Journal of Family Therapy (30% Contribution).

American Journal of Family TherapyAbstract: This article describes the Intersession Report, a short, easily administered nine-item questionnaire that clients complete at the beginning of each therapy session. Results showed that the Intersession Report has three subscales that represent Functioning, Symptoms, and Alliance with these subscales demonstrating multiple forms of validity and reliability.

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Timing of Initial Sexual Intercourse as a Mediating Factor Between White and Black Rural Adolescent's Sexual Attitudes and Sense of Self

Springer, P.*, Ketring, S., Hibbert, J., & Salts, C. (2009). Timing of initial sexual intercourse as a mediating factor between white and black rural adolescent's sexual attitudes and sense of self. Adolescent and Family Health, 4 (2), 75-83 (33% Contribution).

Adolescent and Family HealthAbstract: The current study evaluates the relationship between adolescent sexual attitudes and timing of first sexual intercourse as factors affecting problem behaviors, suicidal thoughts, and sense of security among black and white adolescents. Results discovered that the decision process for having sex is different for white and black adolescents.

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The Association Between Adult Attachment Styles, Religiosity, and Courtship Violence Experienced by Females

Higginbotham, B.*, Ketring, S., Wright, D., Hibbert, J., & Guarino, A. (2007). The association between adult attachment styles, religiosity, and courtship violence experienced by females. The Journal of Family Violence, 22, (2), 55-62. (33% Contribution).

Journal of Family ViolenceAbstract: This study assesses the association between adult attachment styles, religiosity, and courtship violence as experienced by females. In general, the results suggest that females with low religiosity and insecure attachment styles report experiencing more courtship violence than females reporting high religiosity and secure attachment styles.

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Attachment and the Therapy Alliance in Family Therapy

Johnson, L., Ketring, S., Rohacs, J., & Brewer, A.* (2006). Attachment and the therapy alliance in family therapy. American Journal of Family Therapy, 34, (3), 205- 218. (25% Contribution).

American Journal of Family TherapyAbstract: This study uses attachment theory as a resource in understanding the therapeutic alliance. Results indicate that mothers' reports of trust in their oldest child predicted the alliance, and adolescent ratings of trust in mothers and fathers moderated the relationship between therapy alliance and symptom distress'.

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The Therapy Alliance: A Moderator in Therapy Outcome for Families Dealing with Child Abuse and Neglect

Johnson, L., & Ketring, S. (2006). The therapy alliance: A moderator in therapy outcome for families dealing with child abuse and neglect. Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, 32 (3), 195-214. (50% Contribution).

Journal of Marital & Family TherapyAbstract: The role of the therapy alliance in therapy outcome for families dealing with child abuse and neglect was examined using the family as the unit of analysis. There is an interaction between bonds and level of violence at intake, suggesting that the greater the level of violence at intake, the more important the bonds domain.

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