Outcome assessment in residential treatment / Steven I. Pfeiffer, editor.

New York : Routledge, 2013.
1 online resource (183 p.)

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Child psychotherapy -- Residential treatment.
Outcome assessment (Medical care).
Electronic books.
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.
Pfeiffer, Steven I.
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9781315825236 doi