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Satisfaction With Counseling (SWC)

  Overview Satisfaction with Counseling (SWC) is a one-item measure used in a study of Christian counseling (Sutton et al., 2018).  Test Item Participants were asked: “ Overall, how satisfied were you with the counseling experience?”   Rating Scale They rated the item on a 5-point scale of satisfaction (Highly satisfied, Somewhat satisfied, Neutral, Somewhat dissatisfied, Very dissatisfied).  In study 2, the SWC was significantly positively correlated with two outcome measures Schwartz Outcome Scale   (SOS) .63 Theistic Outcome Scale  (TSOS)  .65 Adult Hope Scale    . 61  Avoidant subscale of the   Attachment to GodInventory    -.40 Spiritual Practices Index   .37 Intratextual Fundamentalism Scale    .54 Related Scale Likelihood of Return to a Christian Counselor (LRCC)  Permissions The scale is free to use or modify if you cite the source in the reference section below. Reference for the scale Sutton, G. W., Kelly, H., Worthington, E. L. Jr., Griffin, B. J., & Dinwiddie, C. (201

Likelihood of Return to a Christian Counselor (LRCC)

  The  Likelihood of Return to a Christian Counselor (LRCC) is a one-item scale. Participants in a study of Christian counseling answered one question (“Based on your experience, how likely are you to see a Christian counselor if you felt the need for counseling in the future?”) posed in the Likelihood of Return to a Christian Counselor (LRCC; Sutton et al., 2018).  The participants responded on a 5-point scale of likelihood ( Highly likely, Somewhat likely, Neutral, Somewhat unlikely, Not at all likely).  In study 2, the SCC was significantly positively correlated with the following measures: Schwartz Outcome Scale (SOS) . 56 Theistic Outcome Scale (TSOS) . 62 Adult Hope Scale    . 53  Avoidant subscale of the Attachment to God Inventory   -.46 Spiritual Practices Index   .43 Intratextual Fundamentalism Scale    .51 the number of treatment sessions  . 36 Related Scale Satisfaction With Counseling (SWC) Generalization Although the measure was used to assess the likelihood of Christi

Measuring Spiritual Outcomes in Psychotherapy

The Theistic Spirituality Outcome Scale (TSOS) has potential as a useful outcome measure. Recently, a group of us completed a study of clients who saw Christian counselors. We assessed their current well-being using two measures: The Schwartz Outcome Scale (SOS) and the Theistic Outcome Scale (TSOS). (See references below.) The TSOS was designed by Richards (2005) as a measure of well-being for people associated with a theistic religion like Christianity, Judaism or Islam. We used the 17-item version, which uses a 5-point response format from  1 = never to 5 = almost always to rate each item (e.g., “I felt spiritually alive.”). Reliability We only calculated coefficient alpha, which was strong at .95. Validity The TSOS was significantly correlated with ratings of satisfaction with Christian counseling (.65) and likelihood of returning to Christian counseling (.62). It was significantly correlated with the SOS measure of general well-being (.84). Other significa

Schwartz Outcome Scale (SOS) Measuring psychotherapy outcomes

The Schwartz Outcome Scale (SOS ) has the potential to be a useful measure of counseling outcomes. Overview I and my colleagues used the 10-item version of the Schwartz Outcome Scale in two recent studies about psychotherapy patients. The scale measures several aspects of well-being:  physical, relational, and psychological functioning and the person’s capacity to be peaceful, interested, excited, and satisfaction with life. RELIABILITY In our two studies, coefficient alpha  reliability values were .93 and .96 (Sutton et al., 2018). VALIDITY In previous research, the SOS was linked to hope, self-esteem, affect, mental health, and life satisfaction    (Young, Waehler, Laux, McDaniel, & Hilsenroth, 2003). Some validity findings based on positive correlations with other measures may be of interest to clinicians and researchers (Sutton et al. (2018).    Satisfaction with counseling .63    Likely to return to counseling .56    Spiritual well-being .84    Bi