Aim of this investigation was the therapists' subjective assessment of the Alcoholism Specific Psychotherapy (ASP) in practice. By means of a specifically designed questionnaire, we conducted a survey of 21 psychotherapists trained in the method, and performed a descriptive and qualitative analysis.RESULTS: Of the 21 therapists who participated in the survey, 13 in total used the complete ASP, and 14 parts thereof. Out of a mean of 12.7 (SD = 16.0) psychotherapies administered to alcohol dependents, 22 % were treated with ASP. Individual elements of ASP were implemented in 18 therapies of non alcohol dependent patients. The global rating of each of the four general aspects (ease of application, practical relevance, client acceptance and ASP in comparison to other manualized psychotherapies) was a median value of 3 on a 5 step rating scale, or "pretty satisfied". The application of the 20 modules varied from 19 to 94 %. 50 % rated ASP's degree of structure as "too much".DISCUSSION: The results of the survey show that ASP is rated largely positively, and used partially and selectively by most psychotherapists.
|Journal||Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|