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The Texas Christian University Evaluation of Self and Treatment- Correctional Outpatient

User Information



Author/Developer / Address:

D. Dwayne Simpson, Ph.D., Director
Institute of Behavioral Research
Texas Christian University
TCU Box 298740
Fort Worth,
TX 76129
(817) 921-7226. (817) 921-7290 FAX.

Publication dates:


Description / Type of Assessment:

It is a self-reported rating scale to be used by clients of correctional outpatient settings for adolescent substance misusers. The items are scored an a 7-point Likert scale.

Primary use / Purpose:

To obtain a client's self- rating and a client's assessment of program processes and attributes.

Domains measured / Life Areas / Problems Assessed:

A) Client self-rating.
Psychological Functioning Scales.
Self-esteem (6 items).
Depression (6 items).
Anxiety (7 items).
Self-Efficacy (7 items).

Social Functioning Scales.
Hostility (8 items)
Risk - Taking (7 items)
Social Conformity (8 items).

Treatment Motivation Scales.
Treatment Readiness (8 items).
External Pressures (6 items).

B) Rating of Treatment Process.
Participation in Treatment.
Therapeutic Engagement (6 items).
Personal Progress (4 items).
Trust Group (4 items).
Program Staff (4 items).

Counsellor Attitude and Behaviour.
Counselor Rapport (8 items).
Counselor Competence (8 items).

C) Rating of Program Attributes.
Treatment Services (13 items).
Peer Support (4 items).
Social Support (12 items).


Adolescents with substance misuse disorders, 6th grade of reading level.

Administration / Completion Time:

Approximately 30 minutes.

Scoring Procedures:

Scores for each dimensions are obtained by adding scores for their items. (See Sguide3.pdf among relevant documents to obtain a Scoring Guide).

Scoring Time:

Approximately 5 minutes.


No user manual and no specific training program are required by personnel qualified. A brief training period of several hours' duration is advisable, although it is not essential for personnel such as drug counsellors.

Source of Psychometrics:

The Institute of Behavioral Research at TCU - (www.ibr.tcu.edu).



Availability / Inquiries:

D. Dwayne Simpson, Ph.D. See address above. The Institute of Behavioral Research at TCU (www.ibr.tcu.edu).


TCU/PMES is not copyrighted and permission to photocopy is granted without special permission. $5.00 per copy of the full set of PMES forms (for printing and mailing). Several TCU data collection instruments are available, without charge, from the Internet web site for the Institute of Behavioral Research at TCU - (www.ibr.tcu.edu)

Practicability / usefulness:

Process, Outcome and Client's Satisfaction evaluation. To assess client characteristics, services provided for the client, outcomes and satisfaction in correctional and outpatient treatment programs for adolescent substance misusers.


The score obtained for an individual can be compared to the scores obtained by the normative sample. TCU/PMES has not as yet had quite the in-depth psychometric development for establishing test-retest reliability and validity that some other instruments for the same purpose have had. Compared to some of the other instruments, TCU/PMES is not as long and complicated, and the items are relatively simple and easy to understand.


Page last updated: Wednesday, 14 July 2004