therapy, therapy outcome, counseling center, college adjustment scales
To assess the effectiveness of time-limited therapy in a university counseling center, 333 clients' pre-counseling and post-sixth session College Adjustment Scales (CAS) scores were compared. Statistical significant decreases in reported symptomatology were found on all CAS scales. Analyses of CAS data for students who were notably distressed prior to receiving counseling also yielded statistically significant differences, with effect sizes revealing moderate to large decreases in symptomatology. Further replicative work is recommended to document the impact and effectiveness of counseling center services.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Smith, Timothy B.; Nafziger, Mark A.; and Couillard, Gwenna C., "Evaluating therapy outcome at a university counseling center wit the College Adjustment Scales" (1999). Faculty Publications. 3147.
David O. McKay School of Education
Counseling Psychology and Special Education