Children’s Experiences in the Therapeutic Relationship: Development and Validation of a Self-Report Measure

To provide a developmentally appropriate instrument to measure children’s perceptions of the therapeutic relationship, the authors developed the Relationship Inventory for Children. Exploratory factor analysis applied to the scores of children ages 6 to 9 (N = 100) resulted in 3 factors: Positive Regard, Unconditional Acceptance, and Empathy. © 2018 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.

To provide a developmentally appropriate instrument to measure children’s perceptions of the therapeutic relationship, the authors developed the Relationship Inventory for Children. Exploratory factor analysis applied to the scores of children ages 6 to 9 (N = 100) resulted in 3 factors: Positive Regard, Unconditional Acceptance, and Empathy. © 2018 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.

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