The Clinician's Handbook on Measurement-Based Care The How, the What, and the Why Bother

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Author: Antoinette Giedzinska, Ph.D., Aaron Wilson, M.D.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publication Date: 2023
ISBN 10: 1615374175
ISBN 13: 9781615374175
eISBN: 9781615374182
Edition: 1st
Measurement-based care (MBC), for many busy clinicians, may sound like just another time-intensive, potentially costly venture. Or worse, they may even see it as an affront to their own clinical judgment. But as this new, supremely practical volume reveals, the systematic collection of data is a critical component for delivering high- quality, high-value care, treatment, and services. Written in a style accessible to professionals across the spectrum of behavioral health care and human services, this guide leverages the authors' advanced training and extensive experience in clinical psychology and program leadership to describe: oThe basic definition of MBC oHow to choose appropriate measures and design a methodology oHow to choose psychometrically sound scales (the volume includes an easily referenced compendium of MBC scales organized by mental health concern) oHow to aggregate patient data and analyze the information By breaking MBC down into steps that are easy to both understand and implement, the book underscores not only the benefit to patients-strengthening the therapeutic alliance, reinforcing patient progress, and improving clinical outcomes-but also its potential advantages at the practice level, including improving program fidelity, demonstrating value to third parties, and improving the overall quality and safety of services provided to all individuals serviced by the clinician or the organization.
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