Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane


 

Rolf Sandell,

Change After Psychotherapy (CHAP):
A method for measuring change
after the termination of psychotherapy.

Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane, 2015, 49 (4): 595-628.

DOI: 10.3280/PU2015-004004
 

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The Italian version of the CHAP Manual appeared on pp. 595-628 of issue no. 4/2015, Vol. 49, of the quarterly journal Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane ("Psychotherapy and the Human Siences"), simultaneously with the English edition that appeared in issue no. 2/2015 of Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome (RIPPPO), the official journal of the Italian chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR). The CHAP scales appeared for the first time in four articles in issue no. 1/1987 of the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, and the version of the manual published here is based on a 1997 manuscript that has been slightly modified and updated by Rolf Sandell, with the suggestion of Paolo Migone.

 

 

Below there are the Abstract and the References as they appear in issue no. 4/2015 of Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane and in issue no. 2/2015 of Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome (RIPPPO)

Abstract. Change After Psychotherapy (CHAP): A method for measuring change after the termination of psychotherapy. Change After Psychotherapy (CHAP), formulated by Rolf Sandell in 1987, is a method to measure change after the termination of a psychotherapy, without comparing pre- and post-treatment variables. The CHAP five scales are described (Symptoms, Adaptive Capacity, Self-insight, Basic Conflicts, and Extra-Therapeutic Factors), with data on reliability and norms. One of the interesting aspects of CHAP is that it allows to identify variables not present at the beginning of treatment, i.e., that could not be included in pre-post measures since they might appear due to therapy itself. This manual, which was never published before, is an update of a 1997 manuscript. [Key words: psychotherapy research, psychotherapy outcome, post-treatment evaluation, quantitative research, qualitative research] 

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