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Treatment adherence and competency ratings among therapists, supervisors, study-related raters and external raters in a clinical trial of 12-Step facilitation for stimulant users

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (Impact Factor: 3.14). 09/2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2014.05.008

ABSTRACT •We examine treatment adherence and competency of a 12-step facilitation treatment.•We compare ratings between therapists, supervisors, expert, and external raters.•The external raters rated most critically on all measures (adherence and competency).•Therapists exhibited poor reliability with the designated expert.•Raters more removed from the research process appear to provide less biased ratings.

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