Robert L. Hatcher

Robert L. Hatcher
CUNY Graduate Center | CUNY · Program in Psychology

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Robert L. Hatcher is at the Wellness Center & Program in Psychology, CUNY Graduate Center. Most recent publications: Hatcher, R. L., Lindqvist, K., and Falkenström, F. (2019). Psychometric evaluation of the Working Alliance Inventory – Therapist version: Current and new short forms, in Psychotherapy Research; Hatcher, R. (2021) Responsiveness, the Relationship, and the Working Alliance in Psychotherapy. In H. Wiseman and J. Watson, Eds., The Responsive Therapist, pp. 37-58. APA.
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November 2009 - present
CUNY Graduate Center
Position
  • Faculty Member
August 1988 - September 2009
University of Michigan
Position
  • Director, Institute for Human Adjustment; Psychological Clinic

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Publications (40)
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An Inventory of Interpersonal Strengths (IIS) was developed and validated in a series of large college student samples. Based on interpersonal theory and associated methods, the IIS was designed to assess positive characteristics representing the full range of interpersonal domains, including those generally thought to have negative qualities (e.g....
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This report aims to clarify alliance theory and extend its role in psychotherapy research. Bordin's (1979) alliance theory concerns the nature and quality of participants' collaborative, purposive work. Alliance is actualized in therapist techniques, client participation, and the dyad's relational features. Alliance is a property of all components...
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Competency-based education (CBE) is a model that guides the educational process toward acquisition of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for effective professional practice in service of the public. Increasingly adopted by medicine and other professions, the CBE model involves establishing competency goals, developing curricula and other e...
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Professional practice in psychology is anchored in interpersonal or relational skills. These skills are essential to successful interactions with clients and their families, students, and colleagues. Expertise in these skills is desired and expected for the practicing psychologist. An important but little-studied aspect of interpersonal skills is w...
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The Working Alliance Inventory (WAI; Horvath & Greenberg, 1989) and the Working Alliance Inventory-Short (WAI-S; Tracey & Kokotovic, 1989) are widely used measures of alliance in therapy. This study evaluated the factor structure of the WAI and WAI-S with confirmatory factor analysis in two samples (Ns=231 and 235). The hypothesized structures were...
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Background: The Working Alliance Inventory (WAI) and its short forms are widely used, although the properties of the therapists’ versions have been little studied. Method: We examined the psychometric properties of two short forms (WAI-S-T, WAI-SR-T), and explored the creation of a psychometrically stronger short form using contemporary measure dev...
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For years the annual quest for internship positions has left many doctoral students in professional psychology stranded without a placement. For some time this situation grew increasingly dire for those entering the match sponsored by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), which faced a steep and apparently inexo...
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Comments on the article, "Guidelines for competency development and measurement in rehabilitation psychology postdoctoral training," by Stiers et al. (see record 2014-55195-001). Stiers and colleagues have provided a thorough and well-conceived set of guidelines that lay out the competencies expected for graduates of postdoctoral residencies in reh...
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The importance of practicum to the sequence of training in professional psychology is now broadly recognized, and increasing attention is being focused on ensuring the quality of practicum and its integration with academic training. A critical issue is how doctoral programs prepare graduate students for their first formal practicum placement, defin...
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Recently, researchers have started to measure the working alliance repeatedly across sessions of psychotherapy, relating the working alliance to symptom change session by session. Responding to questionnaires after each session can become tedious, leading to careless responses and/or increasing levels of missing data. Therefore, assessment with the...
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The working alliance concerns the quality of collaboration between patient and therapist in psychotherapy. One of the most widely used scales for measuring the working alliance is the Working Alliance Inventory (WAI). For the patient-rated version, the short form developed by Hatcher and Gillaspy (WAI-SR) has shown the best psychometric properties....
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The internship is an essential part of doctoral training in professional psychology. Most students access internships through the annual match sponsored by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). For two decades the match has seen an increasing shortfall of internship positions relative to applicants, exceeding 65...
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Key leadership groups have affirmed a new standard requiring that doctoral training in health service psychology must take place in accredited programs and internships. A more liberal standard for internship placement is currently held by many accredited doctoral programs and virtually all psychology licensing boards. As of 2010, clinical and couns...
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This report addresses the strong need for practical applications of the comprehensive Competency Benchmarks document (Fouad et al., 2009) for training in professional psychology. A workgroup extended the efforts of the original Benchmarks Workgroup, creating a condensed, flexible, and practical competencies rating form for use by educators, supervi...
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During the past 10 years, professional psychology has embarked on a major effort to reconceptualize its training model, shifting from a focus on the number of hours spent acquiring knowledge or skills to a “culture of competence” that emphasizes demonstrated competence in specific domains of knowledge and skills. The two commentaries in this specia...
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In recent years, practicum training has become increasingly salient in professional psychology. External practica in particular play a large role in the early, formative experiences of students in training as professional psychologists. The results of this survey of coordinators of external practicum sites (N = 123) give a fresh perspective on how...
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The Inventory of Interpersonal Strengths (IIS–64; Hatcher & Rogers, 200911. Hatcher , R. L. and Rogers , D. T. 2009. Development and validation of a measure of interpersonal strengths: The Inventory of Interpersonal Strengths. Psychological Assessment, 21: 554–569. [CrossRef], [Web of Science ®]View all references) is a 64-item self-report measur...
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The role of practicum training in educating professional psychologists has come increasingly into focus following the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives' resolution to count practicum experience for licensure in the model licensure law (APA, 2006). Effective practicum training depends on good administration to reali...
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Thirty years' study of economic governance focusing on the management of scarce but renewable resources has demonstrated the need for effective governance systems to prevent degradation of valuable resources. One of professional psychology's most problematic scarce resources is the supply of quality-vetted internships; each year, the resource is su...
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The shortfall in internship positions available through the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers' matching process has left doctoral students in professional psychology in a painful bind: take an internship outside the match, or fail to graduate. The quality of education suffers, as does the quality of the profession as a w...
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Focusing on the challenges of training counseling psychologists, Ridley and colleagues offer in this issue a review and critique of microskills training, the dominant training model in counseling psychology graduate programs. Recognizing the role of higher order cognitive and affective functions in expert practice, they propose a hierarchical model...
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Studies on the dimensionality of the therapeutic alliance had been conducted by Hatcher et al. factor-analyzing three widely used alliance measures (Helping Alliance Questionnaire, Working Alliance Inventory, California Psychotherapy Alliance Scales) and proposing two additional dimensions (on affects and interpersonal aspects). The present study i...
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A “toolkit” for professional psychology to assess student and practitioner competence is presented. This toolkit builds on a growing and long history of competency initiatives in professional psychology, as well as those in other health care disciplines. Each tool is a specific method to assess competence, appropriate to professional psychology. Th...
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The Competency Benchmarks document outlines core foundational and functional competencies in professional psychology across three levels of professional development: readiness for practicum, readiness for internship, and readiness for entry to practice. Within each level, the document lists the essential components that comprise the core competenci...
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The practicum is the first practice-based step toward independent professional competence in psychology. As the practicum becomes a focus of interest in psychology education, there is a strong need to identify the domains and levels of competence that should be the focus of practicum training. To address this need, the current report introduces the...
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It has recently been acknowledged that more needs to be known about predoctoral practicum experience in professional psychology from the perspective of those who do the practicum training. This article reports the results of a survey completed by 263 predoctoral practicum sites in the United States and Canada. Information presented includes the dis...
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Supervision is a domain of professional practice conducted by many psychologists but for which formal training and standards have been largely neglected. In this article, supervision is proposed as a core competency area in psychology for which a number of elements reflecting specific knowledge, skills, and values must be addressed to ensure adequa...
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Therapists' views of alliance were studied using two measures: the CALPAS and the WAI. Component structures were identified in one sample (N = 251) and confirmed in a second (N = 63 therapists, 259 patients) using Perfect Congruence Analysis. Four components were found in the WAI: Shared Goals, Bond, Goal & Task Disagreement, and Therapist Confiden...
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Extending a previous study (R.L. Hatcher, A. Barends, J. Hansell, & M.J. Gutfreund, 1995), factor analysis of 3 alliance measures completed by 231 patients explored patients' views of the alliance. Two of 6 factors, Confident Collaboration and Idealized Relationship (with the substantial general factor removed), correlated with patients' estimate o...
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The characteristically large general factor found in measures of the therapeutic alliance was analyzed by use of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) in a nested design. Ratings by 38 therapists and their 144 patients on the California Psychotherapy Alliance Scales (CALPAS), the Revised Penn Helping Alliance Questionnaire (HAQ-R), and the Working All...
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This study introduces two new measures of psychological mindedness, applying them in a study of the growth of abstract thinking in children and adolescents in a developmental design. The capacity to achieve psychological understanding of the self and of others involves comprehension of the motives, attitudes, and characteristics of the self and oth...
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Results of a questionnaire administered to 20 spouses and parents of psychotherapy patients engaged in analytically oriented treatment suggest that the patients are not alone in their tranference to their therapist. Responding to in-depth questioning, Ss reported, via their own fantasies, transferencelike reactions to their family members' treatmen...
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Thesis--University of Michigan. Abstracted in Dissertation abstracts, v.33 (1973) no.9, p.4507-B. Bibliography: leaves 152-156. Microfilm of typescript.
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Attempts to link the degree of attentiveness or inattentivenss characteristically displayed toward the immediate environment and the locus of conflict in subjective experience. It was hypothesized that Ss who avail themselves of opportunities to withdraw attention from reality when such an option is an adaptive alternative in a particular situation...

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