Client Evaluation of Self and Treatment (CEST)

The forms below comprise the “family” of 4 self-report assessments for monitoring client needs and progress. Collectively, these are known in previous research and related applications as the “CEST Form.” They include 1) treatment motivation, 2) psychological functioning, 3) social functioning, and 4) clinical engagement scales designed to be administered throughout treatment to help inform planning of services and gauge client changes over time.

Using Client Assessments to Plan and Monitor Treatment

TCU Treatment Needs and Motivation (TCU MOTForm) includes 36 items from 5 scales representing Problem Recognition, Desire for Help, Treatment Readiness, Treatment Needs Index, and Pressures for Treatment Index. It is used mainly for intake and early treatment phases.

TCU Psychological Functioning (TCU PSYForm) includes 33 items from 5 scales representing Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Decision Making, and Expectancy.

TCU Social Functioning (TCU SOCForm) includes 36 items from 4 scales representing Hostility, Risk-Taking, Social Support, and Social Desirability.

TCU Treatment Engagement (TCU ENGForm) includes 36 items from 4 scales representing Treatment Participation, Treatment Satisfaction, Counseling Rapport, and Peer Support.