Date of Award

7-25-2011

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (MSCP)

Committee Chair

Alyson Williams, PhD

Abstract

The objective of this study was to address the gap in literature regarding how clinical diagnosis affects client mental health prognosis—specifically for clients seen in a graduate student training clinic. Archival data of the diagnoses, treatment outcomes, and demographics of 75 former clients of a Northwest psychology training clinic were used. A significant main effect was found for diagnostic category, where clients with mood disorders had significantly better treatment outcomes than clients with anxiety disorders. The presence of co-morbid disorders did not have a significant effect on treatment outcomes.

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