Together with 11 other psychotherapeutic training institutes, the Institute of Process Work (IPA) in Zürich has participated from 2006 – 2012 in a large-scale research study of Out-patient Psychotherapeutic Practice (PAP-S). The study, sponsored by the Swiss Charta of Psychotherapy, associated with the University of Cologne and the Institute for Applied Psychology Zürich, aims to scientifically record the effectiveness and outcome of various psychotherapeutic methods, as they are actually practiced in out-patient settings. 15 process-oriented therapists from Switzerland registered to participate in this important long-term study.
To take part in this survey is a great opportunity for the IPA to dialogue with the various participating schools and to be part of the discourse in the health care field. In this presentation we will present the study design as well as the final results and talk about the challenge that came with the participation.