Methods relating to evaluation of therapeutic outcome

  • Maurice Lorr
  • Douglas M. McNair
Part of the The Century Psychology Series book series (TCPS)


The purpose of this chapter is to present brief descriptions of the development and application of a set of procedures useful in the evaluation of therapeutic outcome. Initially attention will be focused on patient self-reports. These are designed to measure the patient’s moods and attitudes and his perception of his therapist. An instrument to describe characteristic patient interpersonal interactions and relationships is next discussed. Since individual psychotherapy is a dyadic relationship it is necessary to account for the therapist as well as his client. Procedures developed for assessing the therapist’s techniques and his goals for the patient are, accordingly, described. Finally, a scale devised to assess therapist attributes that contribute to successful treatment is presented.


Therapeutic Relationship Interpersonal Behavior Woman Therapist Individual Psychotherapy Mood Scale 
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  • Douglas M. McNair

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