Available for Purchase:
1. Intrex Questionnaires, manuals, and software
2. SASB observational coding manual, materials, and software
3. Student purchases
4. Translator agreements
Training and workshops in use of SASB for research or clinical practice are offered by arrangement with Dr. Critchfield. Trained coders may be able to assist with reliability checks or coding of SASB-based observational coding research, pending coder availability and funding (please inquire).
Contact Dr. Critchfield for information about IRT trainings and workshops. Certification is available as is participation in peer consultation groups with other practitioners using IRT.
The SASB technology is distributed in two separate groups: (1) the SASB questionnaires, software and manual for questionnaires; (2) the SASB coding manual and software for objective observer coding of interactions among two or more individuals. These methods use the same metric to assess the perspective of the individual (self rating on the questionnaires) and/ or the observer (by having an observer use the questionnaires or make objective ratings of videotaped interactions).
Both systems are based on the SASB model, which dissects interpersonal and intrapsychic interactions into the underlying components of attentional focus, love versus hate; and enmeshment versus differentiation. SASB provides direct measures of what people usually discuss in therapy: their relationships with others and their own intrapsychic process. The system permits assessment of interpersonal patterns in any specific context and it directly tracks connections between perceived early relationships and current views of self and relationships with others. SASB measures interactive relational processes with specifiable real or imagined others in specific contexts.
A good way to become acquainted with the SASB model and some clinical uses is to read Benjamin's work as noted on the landing page. Copyright on all SASB questionnaire items is held by the Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy Institute. Those interested in pursuing a translator's licensing agreement, or to inquire about existing translations, are encouraged to contact Dr. Critchfield for additional information.
The software for both systems (questionnaires; observer coding) yields the same parameters. These are: (1) cluster scores for each domain surveyed; (2) pattern coefficients; (3) weighted affiliation and weighted autonomy scores. Output is in two file types (1) all parameters for each case in a single line, suitable for direct import into standard data managers such as SPSS; (2) output adapted to print hardcopy to show to patients or to research participants being given feedback.
The SASB programs themselves are stand alone PC programs suitable for use in Windows PC environments. They are easier to use if you have Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel and, for the coding software, Access) and Adobe Acrobat. With these components, much of the process can be automated.
The SASB Intrex materials are offered under separate contracts for research & educational or clinical use: Research and educational use means the SASB technology is used either in a formal research study conducted by qualified professional users or for education of professionals in the area of mental health. There is a modest royalty fee for research and educational use. If the research study provides that output is to be shown to raters, the feedback procedure must be approved by an appropriate Institutional Review Board. Clinical use means the technology is used by a qualified professional for clinical service and the rater (patient, client) is charged a fee for that service. Only qualified professionals who satisfactorily complete the Qualified clinical user's form may order the technology for clinical use. Royalties for clinical use are modest, but greater than for research use.
SASB software is now dated, with its last major update in 2000, and minor updates through about 2012. It is accompanied by managers (Adobe Acrobat, Excel, and Access files containing macros ) that explain and help you use and interpret the software. For example, with the managers, you can quickly generate graphical output that maps a patient's interpersonal history. Most patients (or raters) understand these pictures with only brief explanation from you. This can facilitate case formulation and therapy process.
The SASB programs also yield research data files that are easy to import into data bases for research use. In addition to files that provide the basic parameters (clusters, weighted affiliation and autonomy scores, pattern coefficients), there are files that provide finer levels of resolution (e.g., correlations among within subject profiles; every possible pattern coefficient). The labeling of variables in many of the data bases is assisted by the new managers.
Reference manuals, which provide norms, descriptions of rationale for and methods of computing the parameters are included.
For SASB/Intrex orders (software, manuals, questionnaires, per-use royalties for administration, translation agreements), please download all 3 forms below and fill out completely (clinical attestation not required if uses are for research only). Return them through the Contact Us link above. Dr. Critchfield will reply by email to confirm/clarify the request and generate an online invoice for you.
Note: Your order will be provided through a secure online folder and so mailing charges no longer apply. Also please note that the scoring software is quite old. It consists of multiple .exe files and templates to assist data entry and output interpretation. At this point the software will only run on a PC or PC-emulator. The files and materials are provided "as is." Dr. Critchfield is willing to provide support to ensure you have properly received the files for use. Additional consultation about their use is available for a fee. Plans to update the software to make it more user friendly and to expand access to Mac users are in process. Check back with this website for any changes and/or click the email contact link available under Contact Us to receive updates as they occur.
(last rev. 08/21)
(1) Correct citations for SASB and Intrex figures
(2) IRT Therapist Certification protocol overview