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Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health : Debate and Dialogue on the Fundamental Questions - John C. Norcross

Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health

Debate and Dialogue on the Fundamental Questions

Paperback Published: 1st August 2005
ISBN: 9781591473107
Number Of Pages: 464

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Few topics in mental health are as important and controversial as evidence-based practices. EBPs have profound implications for mental health practice, training, and policy. What is designated as "evidence-based" will determine in part what therapies and tests are conducted, what is reimbursed, what is taught, and what is researched. Unfortunately, this multifaceted topic has been reduced to simplistic and polarized arguments. This book, designed for mental health practitioners, trainers, and graduate students, addresses nine fundamental questions in the debate on evidence-based practices (EBPs). Each chapter centers on one particular question in the ongoing debate and consists of focused position papers on that question. The position papers, contributed by the some of the most respected psychologists writing today, are argued with passion and intelligence. Each chapter concludes with a dialogue among the contributors in which they emphasize their points of agreement and disagreement. This makes the book an ideal tool for teaching and discussion. This book helps readers understand the central questions in this fiercely contested subject, provides a balance of views, and purges needless confusion and antagonism. In doing so, the book underscores both the robust commonalities and the remaining contentions regarding evidence-based practices in mental health.

About the Editorsp. xi
Contributorsp. xiii
Prologuep. 3
What Qualifies as Evidence of Effective Practice?p. 13
Clinical Expertisep. 13
Scientific Researchp. 23
Patient Values and Preferencesp. 31
Dialogue: Convergence and Contentionp. 40
What Qualifies as Research on Which to Judge Effective Practice?p. 57
Case Studiesp. 57
Single-Participant (S-P) Design Researchp. 64
Qualitative Researchp. 74
Change Process Researchp. 81
Effectiveness Researchp. 89
Randomized Clinical Trialsp. 96
Dialogue: Convergence and Contentionp. 105
Does Manualization Improve Therapy Outcomes?p. 131
Psychotherapy Manuals Can Improve Outcomesp. 131
Treatment Manuals Do Not Improve Outcomesp. 140
Dialogue: Convergence and Contentionp. 149
Are Research Patients and Clinical Trials Representative of Clinical Practice?p. 161
Patients and Treatments in Clinical Trials Are Not Adequately Representative of Clinical Practicep. 161
Research Patients and Clinical Trials Are Frequently Representative of Clinical Practicep. 171
Dialogue: Convergence and Contentionp. 180
What Should Be Validated?p. 191
The Treatment Methodp. 191
The Psychotherapistp. 200
The Therapy Relationshipp. 208
The Active Clientp. 218
Principles of Changep. 226
Dialogue: Convergence and Contentionp. 234
What Else Materially Influences What Is Represented and Published as Evidence?p. 257
Theoretical Allegiancep. 257
Impact of Funding Source on Published Researchp. 267
A Poor Fit Between Empirically Supported Treatments and Psychotherapy Integrationp. 275
Dialogue: Convergence and Contentionp. 282
Do Therapies Designated as Empirically Supported Treatments for Specific Disorders Produce Outcomes Superior to Non-Empirically Supported Treatment Therapies?p. 299
Not a Scintilla of Evidence to Support Empirically Supported Treatments as More Effective Than Other Treatmentsp. 299
Empirically Supported Treatments Typically Produce Outcomes Superior to Non-Empirically Supported Treatment Therapiesp. 308
Dialogue: Convergence and Contentionp. 317
How Well Do Both Evidence-Based Practices and Treatment as Usual Satisfactorily Address the Various Dimensions of Diversity?p. 329
Ethnic Minority Populations Have Been Neglected by Evidence-Based Practicesp. 329
Gender Is Neglected by Both Evidence-Based Practices and Treatment as Usualp. 338
The Neglect of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Clientsp. 346
Evidence-Based Practices Have Ignored People With Disabilitiesp. 353
Dialogue: Convergence and Contentionp. 359
Are Efficacious Laboratory-Validated Treatments Readily Transportable to Clinical Practice?p. 375
Efficacious Laboratory-Validated Treatments Are Generally Transportable to Clinical Practicep. 375
Transporting Laboratory-Validated Treatments to the Community Will Not Necessarily Produce Better Outcomesp. 383
Dialogue: Convergence and Contentionp. 393
Epiloguep. 403
Author Indexp. 407
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ISBN: 9781591473107
ISBN-10: 1591473101
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st August 2005
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.78

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