Overview

Health care organizations need to provide problem-focused time-limited treatment; demonstrate the effectiveness of treatment to payers and patients; and implement quality improvement initiatives. Consequently, the appropriate use of psychological testing to rapidly identify problems, plan and monitor treatment, and document treatment effectiveness can present competent assessors with rewarding opportunities.

However, many psychologists and ...
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The Use of Psychological Testing for Treatment Planning and Outcomes Assessment

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Overview

Health care organizations need to provide problem-focused time-limited treatment; demonstrate the effectiveness of treatment to payers and patients; and implement quality improvement initiatives. Consequently, the appropriate use of psychological testing to rapidly identify problems, plan and monitor treatment, and document treatment effectiveness can present competent assessors with rewarding opportunities.

However, many psychologists and other professionals who routinely administer tests have actually had relatively limited training and experience in the full range of applications of testing to day-to-day clinical practice. Their formal testing courses and practicum and internship mentoring have focused primarily on the use of testing for symptom identification, personality description, and diagnostic purposes. A high proportion of experienced professionals are likely to have only limited knowledge of how to use test results for planning and monitoring interventions. Consequently, although the basic skills are there, many well-trained clinicians as well as students and trainees must develop or extend them further. This continuing need served as the impetus for both the first edition of this guide and this greatly expanded second edition, which draws on the knowledge and experience of test developers and researchers, leading clinicians, and other experts.

Separate sections:
• address general issues and recommendations concerning the use of psychological testing for screening for psychological disturbance, treatment planning, progress monitoring and outcome assessment;
• provide guidelines for the use of specific tests and scales for childrenand adults; and
• consider the future of psychological testing in the behavioral health care environments of today and tomorrow.

Special features of the 47-chapter second edition, more than double the size of the 23-chapter first edition, include:
• an expanded section on child/adolescent instruments;
• additional chapters covering important adult measures that have gained prominence since the publication of the first edition;
• additional chapters addressing issues of data analysis, assessment implementation, and future directions; and
• thorough updates of 21 of the 23 first edition chapters.

The Use of Psychological Testing for Treatment Planning and Outcome Assessment, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for all clinicians and for their trainees and graduate students.
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Reviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, M.S., BCETS, CATSM, CCRA (Abbott Laboratories)
Description: This volume 3 of a 3-volume set is a needed update and serves as a comprehensive resource for the most popular adult assessments and scales and of course, as a stand-alone teaching tool.
Purpose: Like all of the volumes, the purpose of the revised edition is to provide the necessary updates for an ever-changing practice environment. Volume 3 specifically addresses the use of specific psychological instruments for the treatment planning and outcome assessment of adults. The objective is to provide clinicians with knowledge of new instruments and expand upon previous knowledge. The book exceeds expectations and meets the need of today's mental health professional.
Audience: The book is intended for clinicians and graduate students in psychology and in medicine. These volumes are clearly excellent teaching tools and a comprehensive resource. Graduate psychology students and residents in general psychiatry will appreciate the wealth of knowledge contained in this volume.
Features: Volume 3 focuses in on the most notable instruments such as the SCL-90, the Brief Symptom Inventory, The Brief Symptom Inventory (BPRS), the Beck, the Hamilton Depression and Anxiety Scales, the MMPI-2, various sexual inventories, as well as geriatric scales. The discussions of tests and models are current and focus on the use, predictability, and implementation of these tests in adults. The index is extremely helpful and will serve well as a day-to-day resource.
Assessment: Volume 3 in this series is the capstone of a powerful 3-volume set of information. I do not know of a finer set of knowledge available that is both practical and easy-to-read. Strongly recommended.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410610638
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/19/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 528
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. L.R. Derogatis, M. Fitzpatrick, The SCL-90-R, the Brief System Inventory(BSI), and the BSI-18. M. Maruish, Symptom Assessment--45 Questionnaire (SA-45). S.V. Eisen, S-L.T. Normand, A.J. Belanger, S. Gevorkian, E.A. Irvin, BASIS-32(R) and the Revised Behavior and Symptom Identification Scale (BASIS-R). L.A. Rescorla, T.M. Achenbach, The Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) for Ages 18 to 90+ Years. D. Lachar, A. Espadas, S.E. Bailley, The Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale: Contemporary Applications. M.J. Lambert, A.T. Gregersen, G.M. Burlingame, The Outcome Questionnaire--45. S.R. Hahn, E. Sydney, K. Kroenke, J.B.W. Williams, R.L. Spitzer, Evaluation of Mental Disorders With the Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders and Patient Health Questionnaire. T.L. Kramer, G.R. Smith, Major Depressive Disorder: Assessing the Spectrum of Symptoms and Functional Impairment at Treatment Entry and Follow-Up. P.J. Brantley, G.R. Dutton, K.B. Wood, The Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) and the Beck Depression Inventory--Primary Care (BDI-PC). K.A. Kobak, W.M. Reynolds, The Hamilton Depression Inventory. W.W. Eaton, C. Smith, M. Ybarra, C. Muntaner, A. Tien, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale: Review and Revision (CESD and CESD-R). A.E. Hanson, F.R. Scogins, D.L. Welsh, J.M. Karpe, Geriatric Depression Scale. K.A. Wilson, D.L. Chambless, E. de Beurs, Beck Anxiety Inventory. C.D. Spielberger, E.C. Reheiser, A.E. Owen, S.J. Sydeman, Measuring the Psychological Vital Signs of Anxiety, Anger, Depression, and Curiosity in Treatment Planning and Outcomes Assessment. R.L. Greene, J.R. Clopton, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2). S.E. Meagher, S.D. Grossman, T. Millon, Treatment Planning and Outcome Assessment in Adults: The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III). L.C. Morey, The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI). I.B. Weiner, Rorschach Inkblot Method. J.N. Perry, J.N. Butcher, The Butcher Treatment Planning Inventory (BTPI): An Objective Guide to Treatment Planning. D.K. Snyder, A. Cepeda-Benito, B.V. Abbott, D.H. Gleaves, C. Negy, K. Hahlweg, J-P. Laurenceau, Cross-Cultural Applications of the Marital Satisfaction Inventory--Revised. L.R. Derogatis, L.E. Evision, Assessment of Sexual Function and Dysfunction via Psychological Instruments. G.R. Grissom, S. Sangsland, G. Jeager, T. Beers, PsyberCare-CD: An Outcomes Assessment and Clinical Decision Support System for Chemical Dependency Treatment. S.E. Krug, The Adult Personality Inventory. J.E. Ware, Jr., SF-36 Health Survey Update. J.R. Clopton, R.L. Greene, The Katz Adjustment Scales. M.B. Frisch, Use of the QOLI(R) or Quality of Life Inventory in Quality of Life Therapy and Assessment. C.C. Attkisson, T.K. Greenfield, The UCSF Client Satisfaction Scales: I. Client Satisfaction Questionnaire-8. T.K. Greenfield, C.C. Attkisson, The UCSF Client Satisfaction Scales: II. Service Satisfaction Scale-30. A.S. Daniels, J.A. Shaul, P. Greenberg, P.D. Cleary, The Experience of Care and Health Outcomes Survey (ECHO): A Consumer Survey to Collect Ratings of Behavioral Health Care Treatment, Outcomes, and Plans.

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