A COLLABORATIVE EVALUATION APPROACH TO PSYCHOTHERAPY
Keywords:Model for Collaborative Evaluations, Psychotherapy
The Model for Collaborative Evaluations (MCE) was part of the initial efforts to examine whether personal characteristics are associated with a multi-pillar, base 22-numbered scale. The MCE capitalizes on the strengths of various key stakeholders who provide a baseline for formative and summative decision-making. The evaluation used a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews to collect data from community members. Psychotherapy Base 22 offers a compass in the search for the path that leads to psychological balance. It provides several advantages like gaining specific insight for psychologists to use as a tool to provide individualized therapy. Humans are not defined by a single number, but by an interrelation of all the pillars in the construct. In Psychotherapy Base 22, there are no good or bad, positive, or negative numbers, just harmony or disharmony with numbers, which may lead to trends that guide us in the search for personal balance. Implications of this collaborative evaluation results are highlighted, including specific stakeholders’ perceptions, along with ways of using Psychotherapy Base 22 with other stakeholders. The evaluation approach has two conceptually related segments, a formative part of the evaluation and a summative portion. The formative part of the evaluation provided immediate feedback to the evaluand who then provided brain based reasons for the early results, which catalyzed thoughts of analysis refinement. The summative evaluation provided an ending that could be further used as the basis for post-project work. The MCE has six components that guided the evaluation in an efficient and effective manner. These components are applied in a recursive and iterative manner.
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