Progress Monitoring Measures in Psychotherapy and Mental Health: Examination of a Structural Equation Model

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https://doi.org/10.47634/cjcp.v55i4.71356

Abstract

Progress monitoring measures are psychometric assessments designed to monitor treatment progress by evaluating global ratings of mental health. Their use in clinical practice is related to increases in the effectiveness of therapy and decreases in negative outcomes. Yet, clinicians often report struggling with limited understanding of the differences between the numerous measures available, and only a small percentage of clinicians report using them. In order to assist clinicians in measure selection, the current study documented and compared the ability of five measures (i.e., the ORS, the OQ-45, the BASIS-24, the CORE-OM, and the TOP) to assess two aspects of mental health: psychological well-being and psychological distress. Data from a clinical sample of 53 French-speaking individuals were analyzed using structural equation modelling. Results showed strong convergent validity between the measures and indicated that they evaluated mental health accurately. Further analysis specified that, among the five measures, the OQ-45 and the CORE-OM were the best at assessing mental health.

Author Biographies

Caissie Bourque, Université de Moncton

Caissie Bourque is a Psy.D. candidate and a sessional lecturer at the Université de Moncton. Her research interests include progress monitoring and outcome measures as well as therapeutic alliance measures.

Andréanne Charbonneau, Université de Moncton

Andréanne Charbonneau completed her Ph.D. studies in the School of Psychology at the Université de Moncton and is currently working as an academic researcher and a sessional lecturer. Her areas of interest include family and romantic relationships, psychological well-being, and multivariate statistics.

Geneviève Bouchard, Université de Moncton

Geneviève Bouchard is a professor of psychology at the Université de Moncton. Her research interests include abnormal psychology, psychological well-being, couple psychology, and family psychology. She is also a registered psychologist in the province of Quebec.

Mylène Lachance-Grzela, Université de Moncton

Mylène Lachance-Grzela is an associate professor of psychology at the Université de Moncton. Her research interests include interpersonal relationships, work–life balance, and psychological well-being. She is also a registered psychologist in the province of New Brunswick.

Published

2022-01-18

How to Cite

Bourque, C., Charbonneau, A., Bouchard, G., & Lachance-Grzela, M. (2022). Progress Monitoring Measures in Psychotherapy and Mental Health: Examination of a Structural Equation Model: English. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 55(4), 437–461. https://doi.org/10.47634/cjcp.v55i4.71356

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