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PSYCHLOPS - The Client-Centred Psychological Outcome Measure

08 January 2019 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
This event is free and open to BPS members only. Registration is required. See Pricing tab for more information.
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At this event Dr Maria Kordowicz and Dr Mark Ashworth will present the story of PSYCHLOPS (‘Psychological Outcomes Profiles’).

The story begins with the origins of PSYCHLOPS as a measure to capture recovery which therapists were reporting but which was not being captured by existing mental health outcome measures.

The development of the instrument was motivated by therapists, co-designed by a mental health charity and advised by the Plain English Campaign.

The psychometrics of PSYCHLOPS will also be presented. It has strengths, particularly in terms of responsiveness to change. It also has weaknesses and cannot be used to determine population norms or diagnostic thresholds.

It also contains a wealth of qualitative data, some of which will be presented to provide an insight into the research about what patients/clients write in the freetext boxes of PSYCHLOPS before these items are formally scored. These freetext summaries help us to capture the patient’s story and we will be presenting examples.  

PSYCHLOPS is now used by WHO is a very specific context: working with communities in conflict zones of developing countries.

Target Audience

This event is aimed at both practitioners and mental health researchers.


The British Psychological Society,30 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4UE

Speakers Information

Dr Maria Kordowicz BSc(Hons) MSc MRes PhD ProfCertHSCMgt MBPsS MABP MIHM FCMI CPsychol

Maria is a Chartered Psychologist, Health Services Researcher and Programme Lead for the MSc in Public Health at the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences, King’s College London and lectures in health services organisation and management. Maria is Visiting Lecturer in Psychology at Westminster University and in Operations Management at Birkbeck. Maria is part of the King’s College London development team of the idiographic patient mental health outcome measure PSYCHLOPS. Maria's research interests concern mental health and ethnographic evaluations of health service organisations. Maria is also a member of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Services Research Network. Previously, Maria spent over a decade managing NHS programmes, projects and services. Maria has been carrying out organisational development and research consultancy work for over 15 years. Maria is a Principal Practitioner with the Association for Business Psychology and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Dr Mark Ashworth DM, MRCP, FRCGP, Reader in Primary Care at the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences, King’s College London

In addition to his academic work, he has worked as a GP in a deprived community in inner London for 30 years. He chaired the team of psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and GPs, all with an interest in primary care mental health, which produced the mental health outcome measure, PSYCHLOPS (Psychological Outcomes Profiles).  As well as a research interest in ‘psychometrics’, he has continuing research interests in the relationship between physical and mental health, health inequalities and multi-morbidity

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