What do we mean by “socialization to the model”? A Delphi study


Roos, J. and Wearden, A., 2009. What do we mean by “socialization to the model”? A Delphi study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 37 (3), pp. 341-345.

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Background : The term “socialization to the model” is frequently used in the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) literature, but it is unclear exactly what constitutes socialization to the model and there is a paucity of research in this area. Aims : This study aimed to develop a working definition of “socialization to the model”. Method : A three-round electronic Delphi technique was used to generate data and to achieve a consensus agreement amongst a panel of experts (N = 9) in response to two questions pertaining to what constitutes “socialization to the model”. Results : All elements generated in response to the primary question at the first round were retained throughout and scored an IQR of ≤1 at the final round, indicating a consensus that all elements were either essential or important to accurately defining socialization to the model. The panel also reached a consensus on five elements considered to be “indicators” of socialization to the model, the secondary question. Conclusions : A working definition of socialization to the model is presented and discussed. This definition has implications for both clinical practice and research.


Item Type Articles
CreatorsRoos, J.and Wearden, A.
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DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Psychology
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