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School-based counseling using systematic feedback : a cohort study evaluating outcomes and predictors of change

Cooper, Mick and Stewart, Dave and Sparks, Jacqueline and Bunting, Lisa (2013) School-based counseling using systematic feedback : a cohort study evaluating outcomes and predictors of change. Psychotherapy Research, 23 (4). pp. 474-488. ISSN 1050-3307

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Abstract

The outcomes of school-based counseling incorporating the Partners for Change Outcome Monitoring System (PCOMS) were evaluated using a cohort design, with multilevel modeling to identify predictors of change. Participants were 288 7-11 year olds experiencing social, emotional or behavioral difficulties. The intervention was associated with significant reductions in psychological distress, with a pre-post effect size (d) of 1.49 on the primary outcome measure and 88.7% clinical improvement. Greater improvements were found for disabled children, older children, and where CBT methods were used. The findings provide support for the use of systematic feedback in therapy with children.

Item type: Article
ID code: 41260
Notes: First submission to ECAP: 2011-12-16 Major revisions requested by ECAP: 2012-02-15 Rejected by ECAP: 2012-05-05 Submitted to Psychotherapy Research, 2012-05-23 Accepted with minor revisions 2012-07-20 Accepted for publication 2012-09-25
Keywords: school counselling, treatment outcome, client-treatment matching, child psychotherapy, psychological distress, client directed outcome informed therapy, partners for change outcome management system, Psychology
Subjects: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Counselling
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    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2012 16:12
    Last modified: 06 Sep 2013 16:47
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/41260

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