Session Evaluation Questionnaire- Client Form (SEQ-C)

Session Evaluation Questionnaire- Client Form (SEQ-C)

Stiles‚ Reynolds‚ Hardy‚ Rees‚ 1994

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Please circle the appropriate number to show how you feel about this session.

This session was:
bad 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 good
difficult 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 easy
valuable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 worthless
shallow 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 deep
relaxed 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 tense
unpleasant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 pleasant
full 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 empty
weak 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 powerful
special 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ordinary
rough 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 smooth
comfortable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 uncomfortable
Right now I feel:
happy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 sad
angry 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 pleased
moving 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 still
uncertain 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 definite
calm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 excited
confident 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 afraid
friendly 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 unfriendly
slow 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 fast
energetic 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 peaceful
quiet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 aroused
In regard to the problem you discussed‚ how much were you helped?
Not at all 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
Therapist Version
bad 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 good
difficult 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 easy
valuable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 worthless
shallow 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 deep
relaxed 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 tense
unpleasant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 pleasant
full 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 empty
weak 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 powerful
special 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ordinary
rough 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 smooth
comfortable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 uncomfortable
Right now I feel:
happy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 sad
angry 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 pleased
moving 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 still
uncertain 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 definite
calm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 excited
confident 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 afraid
friendly 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 unfriendly
slow 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 fast
energetic 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 peaceful
quiet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 aroused
In regard to the problem the participant discussed‚ how much was she/he helped?
Not at all 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very much
To what extent do you feel that you presented the information/story effectively?
Not effective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very effective
Which affect construction formula did you use?

Depth (Alpha.90)‚ Smoothness (Alpha.92)‚ Positivity (Alpha.90)‚ Arousal (Alpha.80)

Depth = [(8-worthless) + deep + (8-empty) + powerful + (8-ordinary)] / 5.

Smoothness = [easy + (8-tense) + pleasant + smooth + (8-uncomfortable)] / 5.

Positivity = [(8-sad) + pleased + definite + (8-afraid) + (8-unfriendly)] / 5.

Arousal = [(8-still) + excited + fast + (8-peaceful) + aroused] / 5.

Note that only 20 of the 21 SEQ items are used in these indexes. The remaining one is the first session evaluation item‚ bad-good‚ which tends to be used differently by clients than by therapists.

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