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Outcomes and incomes : how to evaluate, improve, and market your psychotherapy practice by measuring outcomes /
Paul W. Clement ; foreword by Alan E. Kazdin.
imprint
New York : Guilford Press, c1999.
description
xxvii, 244 p. : ill. + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
ISBN
1572304863 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Computer Disc
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imprint
New York : Guilford Press, c1999.
isbn
1572304863 (pbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
5831511
technical details
System requirements for accompanying computer disc: Microsoft Word 97 for Windows and Microsoft Word 5.0 for Macintosh
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-236) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Paul W. Clement, PhD, has maintained a private practice of psychotherapy for 33 years. He is a diplomate in clinical psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. Widely published, he is one of four therapists whose group is known as Psychology Resource Consultants in Pasadena, California.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"The author of this volume presents a pioneering overview of 25 years of practical experience, therapist self-evaluations, compilation of patient diagnoses, estimations of therapeutic change, and strategies of positioning in the psychotherapy marketplace....Clements has been able to generate a useful database to measure therapeutic impact on the patient (alleviation of symptoms, improvement in well being, and satisfaction with the therapeutic alliance and treatment environment)....Clements' approach most certainly does have significant utility in everyday practice....Clements builds on the traditions of psychotherapy research pioneers...by extending research methods of evaluating progress to the clinician's office and to each psychotherapeutic encounter."--Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
"This is a wonderful resource! Clement has written an especially useful book, providing up-to-date information and material that will benefit all mental health providers. The book covers a wide range of problems and issues. It is essential reading in today's practice environment." --Donald K. Freedheim, PhD, Case Western Reserve University, coauthor of The Clinical Child Documentation Sourcebook "Accountability, predetermined clinical pathways, cost-effectiveness--this is the future of healthcare in our nation. With over 30 years of private practice experience, Clement patiently leads mental health practitioners of all disciplines through the 'hows' of moving into the 21st century. Appreciating that many have long forgotten the specifics of graduate-school evaluation and measurement courses, this text provides a much-needed and timely comfort zone, utilizing tangible clinical case illustrations. The book will also help clinicians proactively integrate new advances in communication technology into their day-to-day practice." --Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD, President, American Psychological Association "Essential reading for professionals in clinical practice, for researchers, and for individuals in training in any of the mental health professions..... Systematic assessment and evaluation are not only compatible with the goals of clinical care but actively enhance them. The book sets a standard for high-quality clinical practice." --From the Foreword by Alan E. Kazdin, PhD, Yale University
"This is a wonderful resource! Clement has written an especially useful book, providing up-to-date information and material that will benefit all mental health providers. The book covers a wide range of problems and issues. It is essential reading in today's practice environment." --Donald K. Freedheim, PhD, Case Western Reserve University, coauthor ofThe Clinical Child Documentation Sourcebook "Accountability, predetermined clinical pathways, cost-effectiveness--this is the future of healthcare in our nation. With over 30 years of private practice experience, Clement patiently leads mental health practitioners of all disciplines through the 'hows' of moving into the 21st century. Appreciating that many have long forgotten the specifics of graduate-school evaluation and measurement courses, this text provides a much-needed and timely comfort zone, utilizing tangible clinical case illustrations. The book will also help clinicians proactively integrate new advances in communication technology into their day-to-day practice." --Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD, President, American Psychological Association "Essential reading for professionals in clinical practice, for researchers, and for individuals in training in any of the mental health professions..... Systematic assessment and evaluation are not only compatible with the goals of clinical care but actively enhance them. The book sets a standard for high-quality clinical practice." --From the Foreword by Alan E. Kazdin, PhD, Yale University
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Summaries
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This indispensable guide presents the tools therapists need to incorporate outcomes measurement effectively and reaningfully into everyday clinical work. Outlining a highly flexible system based on the author's extensive experience in the real world of clinical practice, the book and disk feature more than 25 ready-to-use, reproducible checklists and forms.Clear, step-by-step guidelines show clinicians how to use outcomes, evaluation to improve and market their services and nourish the growth of their practice.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This guide presents the tools therapists need to incorporate outcomes measurement effectively and meaningfully into everyday clinical work. The book and disk feture more than 25 ready-to-use, reproducible checklists and forms.
Main Description
This indispensable guide presents the tools therapists need to incorporate outcomes measurement effectively and reaningfully into everyday clinical work. Outlining a highly flexible system based on the author's extensive experience in the real world of clinical practice, the book and disk feature more than 25 ready-to-use, reproducible checklists and forms. Clear, step-by-step guidelines show clinicians how to use outcomes, evaluation to improve and market their services and nourish the growth of their practice.
Publisher Fact Sheet
Step-by-step guidelines show clinicians how to use outcome evaluations to improve & market their services & nourish the growth of their practice.
Unpaid Annotation
In an era of managed care, this indispensable guide presents the tools therapists need to incorporate outcomes measurement effectively and meaningfully into everyday clinical work. Outlining a highly flexible system, the book and CD-ROM feature more than 25 ready-to-use, reproducible checklists and forms, 244 pp.
Table of Contents
About the Authorp. vi
Series Editor's Notep. vii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
List of Forms, Figures, and Tablesp. xix
Measuring Outcomes in Private Practice
Why Measure Outcomes in Private Practice?p. 3
The Survival of Your Practicep. 3
Evaluating Outcomes Is Not Researchp. 6
"Effect Size" and Meta-Analysisp. 9
The Practical and Clinical Uses of Outcome Data (or What You Can Do with the Data You Collect)p. 10
A Balanced Approach to Measuring Outcomesp. 13
How to Measure Outcomes in Private Practicep. 15
Initial Questions about Outcome Evaluationp. 16
Time and Costs Involved in Implementing the Overall Systemp. 17
Method One: Using a Simple Master List of Problemsp. 19
Method Two: Using a Brief Symptom Checklistp. 28
Method Three: Creating and Using Tailor-Made Scalesp. 36
Method Four: Using Standardized Scalesp. 48
Combining Methodsp. 58
Addressing Problems Related to Formal Issues of Measurementp. 63
How to Organize Your Data into a Highly Useful Databasep. 67
What Good Is a Database?p. 67
How a Database Worksp. 68
Making a Database Work for Youp. 71
The Information in My Own Databasep. 73
How to Use Your Data to Evaluate, Improve, and Market Your Practicep. 81
Answering Questions about the Delivery of Servicesp. 81
Answering Questions about the Quality of Servicesp. 85
Answering Questions about Marketing Professional Servicesp. 91
Answering Questions about the General Administration of the Practicep. 95
Anticipating Problems in Using the Overall Outcome Measurement Systemp. 97
A Sample Catalog of Outcome Measures for Private Practice
Introduction to Part Twop. 103
Outcome Measures for Children and Adolescentsp. 105
Screening Instrument for Childrenp. 105
Screening Instrument for Adolescentsp. 109
Aggressive Behaviorp. 110
Anxiety, Generalizedp. 115
Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderp. 116
Anxiety, Separationp. 122
Anxiety, Social Phobiap. 125
Anxiety, Specific Phobiap. 128
Assertivenessp. 128
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorderp. 129
Conduct Disorderp. 138
Depressionp. 141
Dissociative Symptomsp. 145
Divorcep. 149
Eating Disordersp. 149
Family Life Satisfactionp. 152
Functioning in Everyday Lifep. 153
Homeworkp. 156
Impact of Child's Problems on the Familyp. 156
Lonelinessp. 157
Oppositional, Defiant, and Noncompliant Behaviorsp. 159
Parental Satisfactionp. 160
Satisfaction with Treatmentp. 161
School Performancep. 164
Social Supportp. 171
Substance Usep. 171
Suicidep. 172
Outcome Measures for Adults and Couplesp. 173
Screening Instrument for Adultsp. 173
Screening Instrument for Couplesp. 177
Anxiety, Acute Stress and Posttraumatic Stress Disordersp. 180
Anxiety, Agoraphobiap. 180
Anxiety, Generalizedp. 181
Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderp. 181
Anxiety, Panic Attacksp. 182
Anxiety, Social Phobiap. 182
Anxiety, Specific Phobiap. 185
Assertivenessp. 185
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorderp. 185
Communication Skills in Marriagep. 191
Conflict Management in Marriagep. 194
Depressionp. 201
Functioning in Everyday Lifep. 208
Intimacyp. 210
Lonelinessp. 212
Perfectionismp. 213
Procrastinationp. 213
Satisfaction with Lifep. 214
Satisfaction with Treatmentp. 214
Sexual Problemsp. 215
Shynessp. 217
Social Support Systemp. 219
Substance Usep. 219
Referencesp. 223
Indexp. 237
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