The complexity and measurability of psychotherapy outcomes: a multi-method study on the relationship between pre-structured measures, subjective experience, clinical judgement, and cortisol.

01 January 2015 → 31 August 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • General psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
psychotherapy outcomes
Project description

This project wants to contribute to the optimization of outcome measurement in psychotherapy research. First, the complexity of outcome will be mapped by investigating interrelationships between pre-structured outcome measures and individualized or qualitative approaches to outcome. Second, the value of the biomarker cortisol as an outcome measure that is not influenced by human judgement will be investigated.