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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Doctoral Dissertation




Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology

First Advisor

Dr. Robert J. Reese

Second Advisor

Dr. Sharon Rostosky


The introduction of psychotherapy approaches to another culture may require adjustments, such as cultural adaptation (Benish, Quintana, & Wampold, 2011; Griner & Smith, 2006). Unique features of a specific cultural group, such as a native language and traditional cultural values may interfere with new approaches. Although a client feedback system, the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS; Miller, Duncan, Sorrell, & Brown 2005) has been established as an evidence-based treatment approach with clients in the United States, little has been examined on its utility in Korean psychotherapy. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the applicability and utility of PCOMS for psychotherapy in South Korea. Specifically, Korean psychotherapists’ experiences of deciding whether or not employing PCOMS and its implementation were analyzed with thematic analysis. The analysis generated four themes: implementation; the benefit of PCOMS; barriers to utilization; and background factors. Discussion of the study’s findings and the implication for the practice, training, and research are provided.

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