Development of the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms-62 (CCAPS-62)

Benjamin D. Locke, Johanna Soet Buzolitz, Pui Wa Lei, James F. Boswell, Andrew A. McAleavey, Todd D. Sevig, Jerome D. Dowis, Jeffrey A. Hayes

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Abstract

Few instruments have been designed specifically to address the needs of college counseling centers. This article reviews existing instruments and presents 4 studies that describe the development and psychometric properties of a new instrument, the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms-62 (CCAPS-62). Study 1 describes the initial item development, factor analysis, and preliminary scale development steps. Study 2 describes the results of exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses using data from more than 22,000 clients pooled via a national practice-research network of counseling centers. Studies 3 and 4 provide preliminary evidence of subscales' convergent validity and retest reliability. Results from these 4 studies provide support for the instrument's factor structure, construct validity, and subscale reliabilities for both the total sample and subgroups. Clinical and methodological issues pertaining to the future development of the CCAPS are discussed in the context of a national practice-research network of college counseling centers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-109
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Counseling Psychology
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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