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Evaluating Outcomes: Empirical Tools for Effective Practice

by John D Cone American Psychological Association
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Hbk 488 pages
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One of the major challenges that therapists face is the increasing demand for accountability from third-party payers and consumers. This book is here to help, providing psychologists and related service providers with real-world methods to measure and prove therapeutic effectiveness. The author maintains that the same logic that drives the application of psychology can be integrated into the evaluation of ongoing treatment. This book provides readers with the empirical tools they need to evaluate outcomes effectively in their everyday practice with clients, whether those clients are individuals, families, groups, or organizations. While reinforcing methodological concepts learned in graduate school, Cone provides practical advice and techniques that make sense in the real world. Tools for measurement, analysis, and advanced evaluation are outlined, along with examples of their use and tips for telling others about your findings. This book will be useful for both experienced therapists and for students in research methodology, professional practice, and outcomes assessment. You may also be interested in: * Evocative Images: The Thematic Apperception Test and the Art of Projection * Reconciling Empirical Knowledge and Clinical Experience: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy * Studying the Clinician: Theory, Research, and Applied Issues Other APA Books By John D. Cone: Dissertations and Theses From Start to Finish: Psychology and Related Fields

What is Outcomes Evaluation?; Envisioning Your Practice; The Practice Evaluation Cycle; Types of Change in Human Services; Practice Evaluation Questions; Getting and Managing Information in Practice Evaluation; Measurement Tools for Evaluating Outcomes; Design of Tools for Evaluating Outcomes; Analysis Tools for Evaluating Outcomes; Advanced Evaluation Concepts; Examples of Outcomes Evaluations; Ethical Issues in Outcomes Evaluation; Telling Others About Your Findings; Epilogue; Appendix A -Readers' and Writers', and Reviewers' Guide to Assessing Research Reports in Clinical Psychology; Appendix B - Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.