A client-generated psychometric instrument: The development of ‘PSYCHLOPS’

Ashworth, Mark, Shepherd, Melanie, Christey, Jeremy, Matthews, Veronica, Wright, Kevin, Parmentier, Henk, Robinson, Susan and Godfrey, Emma (2004) A client-generated psychometric instrument: The development of ‘PSYCHLOPS’. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 4 (2). pp. 27-31. ISSN 1473-3145

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PSYCHLOPS (Psychological Outcome Profiles) is a recently developed, client-generated, psychometric instrument that can be used as an outcome measure. Based on a similar instrument developed primarily for use in physical illnesses (MYMOP — ‘Measure Your Medical Outcome Profile’), it seeks the client's perspective on their psychological distress. It asks them to describe and then score the problem that troubles them the most at the start of counselling. We describe the development of PSYCHLOPS, including the involvement of the Plain English Campaign and two national mental health organisations: the mental health charity and support group, Depression Alliance (DA) and Primary Care Mental Health Education (PRIMHE). We review the literature and suggest that PSYCHLOPS, by focusing on the problems of greatest priority to the client, might prove a sensitive measure of improvement after counselling.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Jeremy Christey
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2012 10:00
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:11
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/37599
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