American Psychological Association accredited psychology internship training programs (N = 407) were surveyed concerning their attitudes, beliefs, and practices with regard to outcome assessment measures. Results indicated that 47% of surveyed sites use outcome measures for assessment, and 66% used these measures for diagnostic purposes. In addition, 79% of respondents supported using outcome assessment measures to evaluate client progress, 61% supported training interns in the use of outcome assessment measures, and 87% felt outcome assessment measures would increase in importance in the future. The discrepancy between support for outcome assessment measures and actual use is discussed and recommendations provided.
Mours, James M.; Campbell, Clark D.; Gathercoal, Kathleen; and Peterson, Mary K., "Training in the Use of Psychotherapy Outcome Assessment Measures at Psychology Internship Sites" (2009). Faculty Publications - Grad School of Clinical Psychology. 127.