Monitoring the effects of adult psychotherapy in routine practice in Switzerland: A feasibility trial

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serval:BIB_6818972F8D05
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
Title
Monitoring the effects of adult psychotherapy in routine practice in Switzerland: A feasibility trial
Journal
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research
Author(s)
Kramer Ueli, Berthoud Laurent, Koch Nathalie, Michaud Laurent, Guex Patrice, Despland Jean-Nicolas
ISSN
1746-1405
ISSN-L
1473-3145
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
13
Number
2
Pages
145-150
Language
english
Abstract
Background: Several studies have been published on the effects of psychotherapy in routine practice. Complementing traditional views summarised as 'dose-effect models', Stiles et al. put forward data consistent with the responsive regulation model underlining the importance of the client's active participant role in defining length of treatment. One may ask what level of change reached by a patient is considered to be the 'good enough level' (GEL) and if it is related to the duration of psychotherapy. Aims: The main objective of the present feasibility trial was to monitor the patient's session-by-session evolution using a self-report questionnaire in order to define the GEL, i.e. the number of sessions necessary for the patient to reach significant change. Method: A total of N=13 patients undergoing psychotherapy in routine practice participated in the study, completing the Outcome Questionnaire - 45.2 (OQ-45), which assesses the symptom level, interpersonal relationships and social role after every psychotherapy session. The data was analysed using multi-level analyses (HLMs). Results: High feasibility of fine-grained assessment of effects of psychotherapy in routine practice in Switzerland was shown; response rates being acceptable; however, detailed analysis of the GEL was not feasible within the short study time-frame. Conclusions: Reflections on the political context of monitoring in the specific case of routine psychiatric practice in Switzerland are discussed.
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