Innovative Methods to Assess Psychotherapy Practices (imAPP)

Innovative Methods to Assess Psychotherapy Practices (imAPP)

This project compares two methods of assessing the quality of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that do not involve directly observing sessions: 1) adherence checklists embedded in clinical notes, and 2) rating the quality of worksheets that are completed with therapist guidance during sessions. It also examines whether ratings of worksheets completed on a mobile app are reliable and valid quality measures. This information can inform strategies to monitor and enhance CBT quality, which can ultimately improve the quality of care and clinical outcomes.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy that treats a variety of disorders. In this study, clinicians will be enrolled who use types of CBT for anxiety disorders, depression and PTSD in their routine clinical practice. CBT is usually a 12-16 session treatment that focuses on intervening on disorders cognitively and behaviorally through the use of worksheets during session and outside of session.

Leveraging Routine Clinical Materials and Mobile Technology to Assess CBT Quality