Reseach Paper for Counseling

Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis (T-JTA)
The Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis (T-JTA) “is an instrument for assessing the influence of an individual’s personal characteristics in relationships.   The test is used in counseling for couples or individuals, premarital sessions, and marriage enrichment” (Johnson, R., Taylor, R., Morrison, L., Morrison, W., & Romoser, R., 2002).   T-JTA assists therapists in uncovering areas of opportunity where a client may improve. Furthermore, clients are encouraged to self-analyze to strengthen interpersonal relationships. This paper will describe the test and purpose. The validity and reliability, and population will be covered.   A personal evaluation and current researched   will be discussed. Finally, included is an interview with Robyn Bryan-Horrigan MFT, a therapist for over 30 years who describes her personal experience with the T-JTA.
Description of the T-JTA
The original version was   the Johnson Temperament Analysis (T-JTA) was created by Roswell H. Johnson in 1941 and published in 1966. The T-JTA is the most common   used personality assessments   and takes about an hour to complete. The assessment is administered using paper and pencil and contains 360 items. “Designed to 'measure a number of personality variables or attitudes and behavioral tendencies which influence personal, social, marital, parental, family, scholastic, and vocational adjustment”( Johnson, R., Taylor, R., Morrison, L., Morrison, W., & Romoser, R., 2002). The test can be administered to an individual or group with a population of ages 11 and older.
The 2005 price data is $259 for each complete kit, for hand scoring and computer software scoring, $249 per complete kit for scoring using computer software, $129 for computer scoring package to be used to mail in scoring. Additionally, each test manual fee is $129, and $47.50 per handbook. According to Psychological Publications, Inc.   (2010), “The T-JTA® has been used for more than 40 years by...