Date of Award
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Effectiveness; Psychotherapy; Measurement; Scale
The author attempted to develop a brief scale to measure clients' beliefs about the effectiveness of psychotherapy. The study is an early pilot study to determine if the scale can predict therapy outcomes. While the scale did differ significantly between clients who were active in therapy and those who were not, higher scores on the instrument were not indicative of greater involvement. Possibilities for future research to refine the instrument are discussed.
Peavey, Christopher, "Development of a psychological assessment battery to measure client beliefs about the effectiveness of psychotherapy" (2015). Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects. 66.