Working Group 3
WG3 focuses on assessing the need for appropriate and validated process and outcome measures for research on specific markers and mechanisms of change in psychotherapy for the age group covered by the COST Action.
Age Customized Process and Treatment Measures
WG3 will review the literature to identify the outcome domains most relevant to youth/young adult psychotherapy, the best available assessment tools for these domains, and the best available assessment tools for the mediators and moderators identified by WG1 and WG2.
WG3 will suggest what outcome, mediator, and moderator variables that are currently lacking adequate measurement tools, and suggest needs for development.
In addition, the kind of research needed to further test the psychometric properties of available measures will also be suggested.
In this webinar you hear Professor Fredrik Falkenstöm presenting their ongoing work on: How to measure change?
WG3 is a WG of 15 active researchers from 13 different countries that have organized meetings, one huge Training School (TS) and STSMs.
The group has been aware of a tool for the highest level of stringency for evaluating measurement instruments for psychotherapy research in young people (the COSMIN system) that can be of general help to decide the most adequate tools in youth psychotherapy and research.
The WG has organized a TS for the whole Network about COSMIN.
Then the WG members have performed a systematic review on the most frequently applied measurement instruments for adolescent working alliance. The review is soon to be submitted for publication.