The Community Oriented Programs Environment Scale (CPES - formerly known as the COPES) measures client and staff perceptions of the program environment. As one of the Social Climate Scales, the CPES has been widely used in clinical settings and program evaluation. It helps to compare client and staff perceptions, to monitor program changes over time, and to promote program improvement. It also provides accurate information about perceptions of different programs and encourages staff involvement in program planning and design. It measures: involvement, support, spontaneity, autonomy, practical orientation, personal problem orientation, anger and aggression, order and organization, program clarity, and staff control.
The CPES has three forms. Form R (Real) measures a client and staff perceptions of the current program environment; Form I (Ideal) asks clients and staff to describe the type of program they prefer; Form E (Expected) asks clients and staff to describe their expectations for what the program will be like. All three forms (R, I, E) are included. Administration of a single form (R, I, or E) is counted as an administration, while administration of all three forms one time is counted as three administrations.
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