The Individual Group Member Interpersonal Process Scale [chapter]

Michael Sean Davis, Simon H. Budman, Stephen Soldz
The process of group psychotherapy: Systems for analyzing change.  
In this chapter we describe the development of the Individual Group Member Interpersonal Process Scale (IGIPS), a group therapy process measure based on an interpersonal, interactionally oriented approach to group psychotherapy. We delineate the nature of the group theory underlying the IGIPS as well as the entire developmental history of the instrument. The rationale for the creation of the measure and three successive revisions is then presented. In total, the development of the IGIPS
more » ... f the IGIPS represents the culmination of nearly a decade of research in the area of group psychotherapy. In addition, the structure and properties of the latest version of the system are described and research findings using the instrument outlined. Finally, we summarize and discuss the application of the IGIPS to Group A process data. HISTORY AND THEORY OF THE SYSTEM The IGIPS was designed to test the assumptions underlying an interpersonal, interactionally oriented approach to group psychotherapy. This
doi:10.1037/10378-011 fatcat:k7gtfv2robcdpdr6txq4dg7mgq