The Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS): Merging Clinical Practice, Training, and Research

Soo Jeong Youn, Louis G. Castonguay, Henry Xiao, Rebecca Janis, Andrew A. McAleavey, Allison J. Lockard, Benjamin D. Locke, Jeffrey A. Hayes

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Abstract

The goal of this article is to present information about a standardized multidimensional measure of psychological symptoms, the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS;Locke et al., 2011; Locke, McAleavey, et al., 2012; McAleavey, Nordberg, Hayes, et al., 2012), developed to assess difficulties specific to college students' mental health. We provide (a) a brief review and summary of the psychometric and research support for the CCAPS; (b) examples of the use of theCCAPS for various purposes, including clinical, training, policy, and counseling center advocacy; and (c)implications of the integration of routine outcome monitoring and feedback for the future of training,research, and clinical practice. In particular, the article emphasizes how the assimilation of and symbiotic relationship between research and practice can address the scientist-practitioner gap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)432-441
Number of pages10
JournalPsychotherapy
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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