High-Quality Psychotherapy Research: From Conception to Piloting to National Trials / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Oxford University Press, USA
Although psychotherapy research shares many of the same methodological issues that pharmacology trials do, psychotherapy research poses unique challenges, including the difficulty (if not near impossibility) of keeping participants blind to treatment assignment, the need for a replicable manual and therapist training procedure, the importance of outside observation of therapy quality ratings, and the problems researchers face in measuring the active ingredients of psychotherapy.
High-Quality Psychotherapy Research is for all psychotherapy investigators who wish to learn state-of-the-art psychotherapy research methods. Organized developmentally, the book explains the conceptualization of the trial, discusses the pilot study and the large scale study, and concludes with instructions for designing a multi-site trial. Topics specific to psychotherapy research are examined in detail, including innovations in data analysis, how to conduct multi-site psychotherapy trials, mediation of treatment outcomes, the transportability of evidence-based behavioral interventions in community practice, training community providers to be study therapists, and recruiting hard-to-reach populations. High-Quality Psychotherapy Research is an informative, practical book appropriate for a broad range of readers, from junior investigators developing their first study idea to seasoned investigators who wish to take their research to a larger-scale level.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Patricia A. Areán is Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF; Helena Chmura Kraemer is Professor of Biostatistics in Psychiatry (Emerita), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Table of Contents
1. Psychotherapy Research Defined
2. Creating and Supporting Hypotheses for Clinical Trials
3. Selecting and Creating Materials for a Psychotherapy Study: Therapy Manuals, Training Methods, and Fidelity Measures
4. Sample Definition, Measures, and Assessment Procedures
5. Designing the Study
6. Conducting the Pilot Study
7. Pulling It All Together: The Big Trial
8. Analyzing Your Data
9. The Multi-site Trial
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I strongly recommend this book for any trainee or young investigator (or senior investigator) embarking on behavioral treatment studies. It is well-written, up-to-date, and summarizes decades worth of "how to" (and "why to") knowledge on treatment research in psychotherapy.