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The Resource Outcome Assessment in Residential Treatment

Outcome Assessment in Residential Treatment

Outcome Assessment in Residential Treatment
Outcome Assessment in Residential Treatment
  • 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 for implementing an outcome assessment project. Outcome Assessment in Residential Treatment guides psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health practitioners, and social program administrators in addressing which therapeutic components contribute to the goals and objectives of their programs and which may require modification, radical revision, or even elimination. It helps residential treatment centers and psychiatric treatment facilities document treatment successes and better understand which factors (within the client, family, environment, treatment setting, or combinations therein) predict successful outcome. This objective data empowers readers to influence government and industry, enhance public awareness of the needs of severely disturbed children and youth, and validate the usefulness of intensive psychiatric treatment. Unlike other books on treatment outcome, Outcome Assessment in Residential Treatment tells readers how to determine clinically significant improvement and not simply statistically significant change. It gives practical, detailed, proven advice on how to carry out studies that will benefit residential treatment centers and the psychiatric and mental health fields. Contributors provide tools to validate/demonstrate that psychiatric and
  • mental health treatments are effective. They offer insight into: planning a treatment outcome project recognizing ethical, practical, methodological, logistical, and clinical considerations in implementing a treatment outcome project selecting instruments to assess treatment outcome and measuring success comparing different outcome measures Health care providers must have accurate information about treatment outcomes to demonstrate that specific services are beneficial, cost-effective, and well-received by the client. Outcome Assessment in Residential Treatment helps readers evaluate the impact a treatment program has on a client's clinical status and psychosocial and educational functioning, making it possible to provide an objective yardstick for the payer's evaluation of the quality of care provided. Psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health practitioners, and social program administrators will find Outcome Assessment in Residential Treatment an essential guide to evaluating and understanding the relative effects of specific interventions or procedures on the quality and effectiveness of their services. They will use this information to make appropriate changes which guarantee that they best meet their clients'mental health care needs
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  • 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 Directions -- Notes -- 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 Scales -- A. 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 Entry -- Data 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
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