Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for Researchers, Clinicians, and Instructors

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions, and some possible responses to them which are discussed in the Control Therapy Training Manual and in Control Therapy Last Lecture template. If used as part of a course, these FAQs and the responses can be used as possible hand-outs during the appropriate weeks of the class where they might be asked (or covered in the class material). If not, this list might be helpful for the final session if there are any questions the instructor feels are important to discuss with the class.

If you have a question, and can't find the answer here, please don't hesitate to contact us.

NOTE: Questions related to the administration of the SCI Test can be found on the SCI Test Site; questions related to the SCI of a research nature can be found on this page and on the Shapiro Control Inventory (SCI) Manual page.

OVERVIEW GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT CONTROL THERAPY

See What is Control Therapy: Overview

Client view point

Therapist/Trainee view point

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ASSERTIVE/CHANGE AND YIELDING/ACCEPTING MODES OF CONTROL
  • Control Therapy Training Manual Module 2 How the modes can be blended, integrated, balanced as goal pages 78-82
  • See also Control Therapy Last Lecture pages 151-157
  • NOTE: Topics covered above include the way in which:
    Each mode can contain an aspect of the other mode: yielding can involve change; change can involve letting go.
    Each mode can facilitate the other mode: change can facilitate yielding; yielding can facilitate subsequent change.
    Each mode can be used to achieve the other mode: yielding can bring change; change can bring letting go; The two modes can be integrated simultaneously. Importance of Control mode dialogue for clarifying goals.

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE THERAPIST/CLIENT AND THE PROCESS OF CONTROL THERAPY

 

SCI QUESTIONS

SCI Manual Chapter 2. Chapter 2 gives an overview of the different scales the SCI contains. So, let's say, on p. 19, you decide you want to score tyhe positive sense of control scale, and on p. 22 the scale 6, positive yielding mode of control.

Starting with the positive sense of control scale: you look on p. 72-73 and you will see the 11 items that comprise the positive sense of control scale. Therefore, you find the mean and standard deviation for that scale using those items. A copy of the SCI is in Appendix 1.

For a positive yielding mode of control scale, there are 16 items in the positive mode of control scale. Those items are listed on p. 182. Again, use the same process to create the mean and the standard deviation.

 

ADDITONAL QUESTIONS