The Clinical Support Tools (CST) was developed to help therapists organize and target potential problems that might account for negative outcomes in psychotherapy. The core of CST feedback is The Assessment for Signal Clients (ASC). The purpose of this study was to describe and identify patterns of problems that typically characterize off-track cases. A cluster analysis of 107 off-track clients revealed three client types: those whose problems were characterized by alliance and motivational difficulties; those characterized by social support and life event difficulties; and those whose problems had an indistinguishable pattern. Loglinear modeling showed that if patients had less therapeutic alliance problems they were also less likely to have motivational problems. Findings were also consistent with the cluster analysis, which showed that a relatively higher percentage of not-on-track participants received signal alerts for the social support items and scale. Individuals whose progress goes off-track appear to have their greatest difficulty with social support, losses, and therapy task agreement.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Psychology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
White, Melissa Mallory, "Using the Assessment for Signal Clients as a Feedback Tool for Reducing Treatment Failure" (2016). All Theses and Dissertations. 6092.
treatment failure, progress feedback, psychotherapy outcome, therapeutic alliance