Muddle-headed Kay (mhw) wrote,
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CBT assessment.

Remember that I went for an assessment in December to see if I was suitable for short-term group CBT treatment?

I got a letter from Psychological Services to tell me that I'm not.

I am, however, invited to go on the list for "individual therapy of up to 45 sessions within Adult Psychological Services." W00t! I'm so relieved that I'm not going to be in a therapy group, because I really doubt that I'd be able to open up at all. I'd find it really hard to trust so many strangers.

I got my interview/test results back with the letter, too.

<th>Brief Symptom Inventory</th><th>Level of distress (%ile of outpatient males)</th>
Somatization30-50
Obsessive-Compulsive84-93
Interpersonal Sensitivity30-50
Depression50-70
Anxiety84-93
Hostility16-30
Phobic Anxiety92-98
Paranoid Ideation16-30
Psychoticism30-50

<th>Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation</th><th>Clinical cutoff (men)</th><th>Mean Scores Completed (03.05.05)</th>



Wellbeing1.373.25*
Problems1.443.00*
Functioning1.292.17*
Risk0.431.17*
All Items (total)1.192.41*
Non-Risk (total)1.362.68*
*=scores into Clinical Population


<th>Stages of Change Scale</th><th>Total Score</th>




Pre-Contemplation12
Contemplation39
Action35
Maintenance29


<th>Cognitive Problems Checklist</th><th>Difficulty</th>













4Being in a room of people when all of them are talking
4Following conversations or concentrating if there are background noises
4Remembering things that you have to remember
4Remembering to visit friends/doctors you have arranged to meet
3Being able to read maps
3Being able to remember things people have told you
3Remembering you have switched things on so they can be turned off again
3Making decisions such as the order in which to clean the house
3Making good judgements with your hands and body so that you are not clumsy
3Experiencing visual distortions in the way you see the world sometimes
3Leaving a car in a car park and remembering where it is later on
3Finding it hard to read or write as you were able to
(3=Frequently, 4=Great Problem)


<th colspan="2">Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III</th>




Clinical Personality PatternsDependent, Depressive, Passive Aggressive
Severe Personality PatternsNone reported
Clinical SyndromesAnxiety, Dysthymia, Bipolar, Post Traumatic Stress
Severe Clinical SyndromesSevere Depression, Thought Disorder


Well, I think I can make a good guess at what all that means, but if anyone knowledgeable about clinical psychology wants to comment with explanations, I'd be more than happy. I've 'phoned and told them I want the therapy; now all I have to do is wait for them to tell me to come. I'm feeling more optimistic than I have done in quite a while.
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