Goal measures for psychotherapy: A systematic review of self‐report, idiographic instruments.

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Charlie Duncan, Mick Cooper and Lloyd, C. 2019. Goal measures for psychotherapy: A systematic review of self‐report, idiographic instruments. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. Vol 26 (Issue 3, Article: e12281). https://doi.org/10.1111/cpsp.12281
AuthorsCharlie Duncan, Mick Cooper and Lloyd, C.
Abstract

Routine outcome monitoring can support client progress in psychotherapy and provide evidence on population-level outcomes. However, measures have been almost exclusively nomothetic. Idiographic tools provide a complementary approach, combining individually set outcomes with standardized progress ratings. Evidence suggests that goal-focused idiographic measures may particularly facilitate client progress, and this systematic review aimed to identify and critically evaluate such measures, as used in psychotherapy. In total, 104 texts were eligible for inclusion in the review, with nine measures identified. These took the form of multidimensional tools, brief rating forms, and goal attainment scaling. Psychometric and clinical evidence suggests that these measures may be appropriate tools for supporting client progress, but there is insufficient evidence to validate their use for population-level evaluation.

Keywordsgoals; idiographic; outcome and process assessment; patient-generated measures; patient-reported outcome measures; routine outcome monitoring
Year2019
JournalClinical Psychology: Science and Practice
Journal citationVol 26 (Issue 3, Article: e12281)
PublisherAPA
ISSN09695893
1468-2850
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/cpsp.12281
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1111/cpsp.12281
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cpsp.12281
https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85066032462&origin=resultslist&sort=plf-f&src=s&sid=18eec099cb4608c135fb486d568e404d&sot=b&sdt=b&s=TITLE-ABS-KEY%28Goal+measures+for+psychotherapy%3A+A+systematic+review+of+self-report%2C+idiographic+instruments%29&sl=107&sessionSearchId=18eec099cb4608c135fb486d568e404d
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online12 Apr 2019
Online17 Sep 2019
Publication process dates
Accepted31 Jan 2019
Deposited15 Jun 2023
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