Part of the new Essentials of Mental Health Practice series, this quick-reference guide provides crucial information about administering outcome assessment measures, collecting and interpreting data, and using outcomes information in practice. It arms clinicians with the skills they need to select the appropriate instrument and use it properly, as well as to ensure productive treatment for clients and third party payment for services rendered.
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—James Oliver Horton, Benjamin Banneker Professor of American Studies and History at George Washington University and Historian Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, co-author of Slavery and the Making of America and co-editor of Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory
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—James Kirby Martin, Distinguished University Professor of History, University of Houston, and editor of Ordinary Courage (3rd edition, 2008)
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—Stanley Harrold, South Carolina State University, and co-author (with Darlene Clark Hine and William Hine) of African Americans: A Concise History (3rd edition)
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Overview of Outcome Assessment.
Selecting an Outcome Measure.
Setting Up Data Collection Procedures.
Using Outcome Data to Inform Practice.
Other Clinical Applications of Outcome Data.
Illustrative Clinical Examples.