Lending an ear to feedback systems: evaluation of recovery and non-response in psychotherapy in a German outpatient setting

Wolfgang Lutz, Jan R Böhnke, Katharina Köck

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    35 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Systems providing feedback on treatment progress have been implemented in outpatient psychotherapy. They are recognized as a helpful tool to identify possible treatment failures. This report presents the ideas underlying the planning of feedback interventions and the implementation of such programs into practice settings. Strategies to identify patients at risk for treatment failure (rationally- and empirically-derived decision rules) are presented. Additionally, evidence for the usefulness of feedback systems is discussed. The report ends with the description of an ongoing feedback intervention study in private practices in Germany (aimed at gathering information on 400 therapists with 2,000 patients).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)311-7
    Number of pages7
    JournalCommunity Mental Health Journal
    Volume47
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

    Keywords

    • Ambulatory Care
    • Decision Making
    • Evidence-Based Practice
    • Feedback
    • Female
    • Germany
    • Humans
    • Male
    • Mental Disorders
    • Outpatients
    • Psychometrics
    • Psychotherapy
    • Quality Assurance, Health Care
    • Treatment Outcome
    • Evaluation Studies
    • Journal Article
    • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Lending an ear to feedback systems: evaluation of recovery and non-response in psychotherapy in a German outpatient setting'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this