Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-1100
Title: Practice Study Outpatient Psychotherapy - Switzerland (PAP-S) : Study design and feasibility (Revised edition)
Authors : Wyl, Agnes von
Crameri, Aureliano
Koemeda, Margit
Tschuschke, Volker
Schulthess, Peter
Publisher / Ed. Institution : ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Winterthur
Issue Date: 2016
Language : Englisch / English
Subjects : Psychotherapy; Outcome study; Prospective naturalistic design; Psychotherapy techniques
Subject (DDC) : 150: Psychologie
610: Medizin, Gesundheit
Abstract: In line with the demand for evidence-based medicine, psychotherapy is also expected to demonstrate its effectiveness. For this reason, the Swiss Charta for Psychotherapy, the umbrella organization for psychotherapy education and training institutes in Switzerland, launched a prospective, naturalistic psychotherapy outcome study in 2004. All institutes affiliated with the Charta were invited to participate in the study. In Switzerland a multitude of psychotherapy approaches continue to be practiced. The study therefore also provides a unique opportunity to investigate whether therapists practicing different types of psychotherapy in fact utilize the techniques declared to be specific to their approaches, or whether, for instance, there are just a few techniques that are widely utilized across approaches. This paper presents the study design and the descriptive data of the baseline survey. Participating were 86 therapists at nine psychotherapy institutes; the therapists recruited 362 patients (238 women, 124 men) aged 17 to 72 years. With regard to the five most important outcome instruments, 80% of the patients had a rating in the dysfunctional range on at least one instrument. Ninety percent of the patients had a diagnosed disorder on Axis I of the DSM-IV. Further analyses of the data will yield outcome and process-outcome results.
Further description : Revised edition of Von Wyl, A., Crameri, A., Koemeda, M., Tschuchke, V. & Schulthess, P. (2013). The PAP-S (Practice of Ambulant Psychotherapy-Study), Switzerland: Study Design and Feasibility. Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Zurich. The original article was published in German: von Wyl, A., Crameri, A., Koemeda, M., Tschuschke, V. & Schulthess, P. (2013). Praxisstudie ambulante Psychotherapie Schweiz (PAP-S): Studiendesign und Machbarkeit. Psychotherapie-Wissenschaft, 1, 6-22; open access: http://www.psychotherapieforschung.ch/downloads/PTW-1-2013-Baseline-vWyl.pdf
Departement: Angewandte Psychologie
Organisational Unit: Psychologisches Institut
Publication type: Working Paper – Gutachten – Studie / Working Paper – Expertise – Study
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-1100
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/1099
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