The collaborative studentship will be supervised across the two organisations to explore and evaluate routine outcome measurement (ROM) in counselling and psychotherapy practice. 

What constitutes effective therapy and the means by which we go about determining effectiveness are hotly debated across disciplinary and theoretical lines. Routine outcome measures and monitoring scales are widely used in the psychological professions and are utilized to provide standardised, valid and reliable measurement of psychological constructs and outcomes from therapies. There are multiple ROMs available (CORC, 2021), preferences for which change from service to service and nation to nation.

This project aims to research client and therapists’ experiences of administering and completing ROMs through a mixed methods/pluralistic approach involving quantitative and qualitative methods.

For initial questions and further information, please contact Professor Divine Charura at York St John University at