APSB05138U Elective course - Feedback Informed Treatment

Volume 2018/2019

Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) is an evidence-based, pan-theoretical practice. It is a way of routinely monitoring the effect of therapy. The objective of FIT is to improve the quality and effectiveness of therapy. Through the use of two simple scales in each therapeutic conversation, the therapist can: 1) Monitor the client's progress in therapy, e.g.: Is the client getting better through therapy? Worse? Is there no development? 2) Get continuous, formalized feedback from the client on the alliance between therapist and client. Through this feedback the therapist is able adjust his/her methods of therapy so that he/she will be more helpful to the particular client. This approach to therapy has been shown to halve "drop-outs" from the therapy, to enhance the effect of the therapy significantly, and to reduce the risk of deterioration.

This course will cover the research behind FIT, including an overview of what works in therapy. The FIT scales (Outcome Rating Scale and Session Rating Scale) will be introduced. Through case material we will practice understanding of the graphical representation of different therapeutic courses, and how these can be used to tailor the therapy to each client so that the therapy becomes more efficient. Finally the course will focus on the characteristics of the most skilled therapists, and how to work towards becoming a top therapist. The course will consist of a mixture of theoretical presentations, case material, practical exercises, and reflection. 


Learning Outcome

The purpose of these modules is to expand knowledge or put the psychological subject area into perspective through theoretical or empirical specialisation within subject areas within or related to psychology.

Upon completion of the elective subject module within the Department of Psychology, students are able to:

  • describe and account for relevant concepts and themes within the elective subject
  • describe and account for relevant methodological approaches in relation to the subject matter for the elective subject
  • explain contexts, analyse and/or conduct procedures relevant to the elective subject under supervision.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 30
  • Total
  • 30
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Free home assignment
SIZE: The assignment shall be max. 12 pages by 1 student, max. 15 pages by 2 students and max. 18 pages by 3 students
Exam registration requirements

For all elective subjects, minimum 75% attendance is a prerequisites for submitting assignments. However, the teaching is based on full participation.

Active participation in class is a precondition to be able to write the exam paper. In each session of the course, students participate in group discussions on relevant topics and cases from practice, and they demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the following class reflection. Students also participate in training with therapeutic methods and with the outcome management tools presented in class.

Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Exam period

See the exam schedule at KUnet for dates

Criteria for exam assesment

Vejledende karakterbeskrivelse (Danish)

International students: from February 1 2019 it is no longer possible to obtain a grade.