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Clinical outcomes in the routine evaluation of psychotherapy given by trainees: Effects on clients’ inter-personal problems and psychological symptoms

Ybrandt, Helene; Berglund, Kristina; Strid, Catharina LU ; Kivi, Marie and Knutsson, Jens LU (2019) In International Journal of Psychotherapy 23(1).
Abstract (Swedish)
A significant proportion of the psychotherapy in Sweden is delivered by psychology trainees at special educational clinical departments within the universities. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the treatments at three clinics measured by outcomes of psychiatric symptoms and functioning (Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation – Outcome Measures) and interpersonal problems (Inventory of Interpersonal Problems). The study included within-group comparisons based on data from 734 clients collected before and after individually short-term psychotherapy. The results show quite large effect sizes for the pre-to post- changes for psychological symptoms and for interpersonal problems; and a medium effect size for... (More)
A significant proportion of the psychotherapy in Sweden is delivered by psychology trainees at special educational clinical departments within the universities. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the treatments at three clinics measured by outcomes of psychiatric symptoms and functioning (Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation – Outcome Measures) and interpersonal problems (Inventory of Interpersonal Problems). The study included within-group comparisons based on data from 734 clients collected before and after individually short-term psychotherapy. The results show quite large effect sizes for the pre-to post- changes for psychological symptoms and for interpersonal problems; and a medium effect size for functions in general. About 60% of the clients had clinically symptoms and functional problems before therapy and around 60% of these ‘recovered’. Therefore, trainee-given therapy is clinically effective and should be seen as a helpful complement to the treatment of common psychiatric health problems (Less)
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Interpersonal problems, Psychological symptoms, IIP, CORE-OM, Psychotherapy training, Trainee effectiveness, Outcome
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  abstract     = {A significant proportion of the psychotherapy in Sweden is delivered by psychology trainees at special educational clinical departments within the universities. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the treatments at three clinics measured by outcomes of psychiatric symptoms and functioning (Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation – Outcome Measures) and interpersonal problems (Inventory of Interpersonal Problems). The study included within-group comparisons based on data from 734 clients collected before and after individually short-term psychotherapy. The results show quite large effect sizes for the pre-to post- changes for psychological symptoms and for interpersonal problems; and a medium effect size for functions in general. About 60% of the clients had clinically symptoms and functional problems before therapy and around 60% of these ‘recovered’. Therefore, trainee-given therapy is clinically effective and should be seen as a helpful complement to the treatment of common psychiatric health problems},
  author       = {Ybrandt, Helene and Berglund, Kristina and Strid, Catharina and Kivi, Marie and Knutsson, Jens},
  keyword      = {Interpersonal problems, Psychological symptoms, IIP, CORE-OM, Psychotherapy training, Trainee effectiveness, Outcome},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  series       = {International Journal of Psychotherapy},
  title        = {Clinical outcomes in the routine evaluation of psychotherapy given by trainees: Effects on clients’ inter-personal problems and psychological symptoms},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2019},
}