As residential treatment centers and psychiatric hospitals are increasingly asked to document their effectiveness, it is essential for mental health care providers to demonstrate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the services they provide. Outcome Assessment in Residential Treatment helps health care providers demonstrate that their planned treatment is necessary and active rather than simply custodial. A practitioner's guide to conducting treatment outcome assessment projects, this innovative book presents readers with historical perspectives, current issues, and practical suggestions fo
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; 1. Introduction to Treatment Outcome: Historical Perspectives and Current Issues; Findings of Outcome Research on Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Conducted to Date; Speculations About Outcomes from Predictor Variables; Correlates of Outcome; Shortcomings of Current Outcome Research; General Obstacles to Conducting Outcome Research; Content of Outcome Assessment; Source of Outcome Assessment; Timing of Outcome Assessment; Special Considerations for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Treatment of Children Conclusions and Suggestions for Future Research DirectionsNotes; References; 2. Criteria for Selecting Instruments to Assess Treatment Outcomes; Step One-What to Measure; Step Two-Unintended/Unwanted Effects; Step Three-An Assessment Plan; Step Four-Instruments That Fit the Plan; Step Five-Evaluating Rival Instruments; Choosing Instruments for a New Study; References; 3. A Comparison of Commonly Used Treatment Measures; Introduction; Recent Discussions of Residential Treatment Outcome Assessment; A Selective Descriptive Listing of Outcome Assessment Measures; I. Structured Interviews II. Rating ScalesA. Global Functioning Scales; B. Behavior Rating Scales; C Specialized Rating Scales; III. Objective Personality Inventories; IV. Projective Personality Instruments; Conclusion; References; 4. Implementing an Outcome Assessment Project: Logistical, Practical, and Ethical Considerations; Introduction; Setting Realistic Goals; Modest Scope; Assembling a Project Team; Enlisting the Commitment of Staff, Agency, Clients and Funding Sources; Staff and Agency Buy-In; Client and Family Commitment; Managing the Logistics of the Project; Securing Technical Assistance; Handling the Data Data EntryData Analysis; Using the Results Most Efficiently; Budgeting for the Project; Ethical Issues; Informed Consent; Privacy and Confidentiality; Conclusion; References; 5. Measuring Outcomes in Residential Treatment with the Devereux Scales of Mental Disorders; The Devereux Scales of Mental Disorders; Use of the DSMD in Treatment Outcome Research; Operationalizing Clinical Outcomes; Program Evaluation with the DSMD; Discussion; References; Index
Includes bibliographical references and index. Description based on print version record. ". has also been published as Residential treatment for children & youth, Volume 13, Number 4 1996." First published by the Haworth Press, 1996.