Title: Towards a differentiated understanding of treatment outcome in psychotherapy : a qualitative-quantitative multiple single-case study
Authors : Tschuschke, Volker
von Wyl, Agnes
Crameri, Aureliano
Koemeda-Lutz, Margrit
Schulthess, Peter
et. al : No
Published in : International Journal of Psychotherapy
Volume(Issue) : 22
Issue : 3
Publisher / Ed. Institution : European Association for Psychotherapy
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 616.89: Mental disorders, clinical psychology and psychiatry
Abstract: This paper discusses the question of what should be considered treatment success based on detailed investigation of 14 single cases of long-term therapies in a hypothesis-generating study using objective, subjective, quantitative, and qualitative data from clients’, therapists’, and researchers’ perspectives. Treatment outcome in psychotherapy cannot be judged from objective data derived from outcome measures alone. Qualitative and quantitative information from clients’ histories, personal backgrounds, detailed analyses of process-outcome relationships of relevant therapeutic factors, and therapists’ perspectives on the treatment processes all contribute to a more differentiated picture. Chronification of psychological problems and severity of clients’ structural psychological deficits significantly moderated a classification of outcome groups based on clients’ test results. Treatment outcome in psychotherapy should be classified using integrated knowledge that is based on major relevant client personality variables, subjective perspectives of the therapists and the clients, and objective treatment data on process-outcome relationships.
Departement: Applied Psychology
Organisational Unit: Psychological Institute (PI)
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
ISSN: 1356-9082
URI: http://www.ijp.org.uk/docs/22-3-6_(232)_A_Qualitative-Quantitative_Multiple_Single-Case_Study_(2).pdf
Published as part of the ZHAW project : Praxisstudie ambulante Psychotherapie (PAP-S)
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