The Single Case Archive (SCA) is funded by the University of Essex in collaboration with Ghent University. It is a database of published single case studies in the field of psychotherapy research. These are inventoried on the basis of descriptive characteristics (e.g., diagnosis, patient age, duration of therapy, type of case study…) which can be used as search criteria to select a specific set of cases in the context of a specific research or clinical question. The website provides you with a well organised search engine and a number of other new functionalities.
The website is freely accessible to all researchers, clinicians and students interested in psychotherapy single case studies. To get full access to the website however, registration is required. This doesn’t take more than a minute and is free of charge. After registration, you will receive an email that your account request has to be approved, which might take a couple of hours. We hope you will find some time to explore the Single Case Archive. Surely, if you would encounter any issues, please let us know, so we can contact the web developers and find a solution.
Currently the website comprises about 450 psychoanalytic and psychodynamic single case studies published in ISI-ranked journals. The new website, however, is built in such a way that it can maximally facilitate the expansion of the SCA beyond the psychodynamic/psychoanalytic orientation to include cases of all other psychotherapeutic orientations as well. Authors and other users of the archive therefore can submit case studies to the archive online. This can be done in two ways. First, you can just send a case study to the single case archive team. It will be added to the waiting list and after being coded it will be included in the SCA. Second, you can code the case study yourself through an easy-to-use online submission form which surveys some basic information about the case study. With the latter procedure, the case can be included faster in the SCA.
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