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The Use of Psychological Testing for Treatment Planning and Outcomes Assessment

2nd Edition

Edited by Mark E. Maruish

Unknown – 1999 – 1,536 pages

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    July 1st 1999


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 children and 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.


Contents: Preface. Part I: GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS. M.E. Maruish, Introduction. L.R. Derogatis, L.L. Lynn, Psychological Tests in Screening for Psychiatric Disorder. L.E. Beutler, G. Goodrich, D. Fisher, O.B. Williams, Use of Psychological Tests/Instruments for Treatment Planning. M.J. Lambert, J.M. Lambert, Use of Psychological Tests for Assessing Treatment Outcome. F.L. Newman, J.A. Ciarlo, D. Carpenter, Guidelines for Selecting Psychological Instruments for Treatment Planning and Outcome Assessment. J. Bieber, J.M. Wroblewski, C.A. Barber, Design and Implementation of an Outcomes Management System Within Inpatient and Outpatient Behavioral Health Settings. F.L. Newman, G.A. Dakof, Progress and Outcome Assessment of Individual Patient Data: Selecting Single-Subject Design and Statistical Procedures. F.L. Newman, M.J. Tejeda, Selecting Statistical Procedures for Progress and Outcome Assessment: The Analysis of Group Data. Part II: CHILD AND ADOLESCENT ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTATION. G. Sitarenios, M. Kovacs, Use of the Children's Depression Inventory. J.S. March, J.D.A. Parker, The Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children (MASC). A.B. Gerard, C.R. Reynolds, Characteristics and Applications of the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale (RCMAS). R.P. Archer, Overview of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory--Adolescent (MMPI-A). R.D. Davis, M. Woodward, A. Goncalves, S. Meagher, T. Millon, Studying Outcome in Adolescents: The Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory and Millon Adolescent Personality Inventory. D. Lachar, Personality Inventory for Children, Second Edition (PIC-2), Personality Inventory for Youth (PIY), and Student Behavior Survey (SBS). T.M. Achenbach, The Child Behavior Checklist and Related Instruments. C.K. Conners, Conners Rating Scales--Revised. M.G. Wells, G.M. Burlingame, M.J. Lambert, Youth Outcome Questionnaire (Y-OQ). J.A. Naglieri, S.I. Pfeiffer, Use of the Devereux Scales of Mental Disorders for Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Outcome Assessment. R.W. Kamphaus, C.R. Reynolds, N.M. Hatcher, Treatment Planning and Evaluation With the BASC: The Behavior Assessment System for Children. K.C. Winters, W.W. Latimer, R.D. Stinchfield, G. Henly, Assessing Adolescent Drug Use With the Personal Experience Inventory. K. Hodges, Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS). J.M. Landgraf, The Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ): A Potential New Tool to Assess the Outcome of Psychosocial Treatment and Care. Part III: ADULT ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTATION. L.R. Derogatis, K.L. Savitz, The SCL-90-R, Brief Symptom Inventory, and Matching Clinical Rating Scales. M.E. Maruish, Symptom Assessment--45 Questionnaire (SA-45). S.V. Eisen, M.A. Culhane, Behavior and Symptom Identification Scale (BASIS-32). W.O. Faustman, J.E. Overall, Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale. M.J. Lambert, A.E. Finch, The Outcome Questionnaire. S.R. Hahn, K. Kroenke, J.B.W. Williams, R.L. Spitzer, Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (PRIME-MD). R. Katz, J. Katz, B.F. Shaw, Beck Depression Inventory and Hopelessness Scale. K.A. Kobak, W.M. Reynolds, Hamilton Depression Inventory. K.A. Wilson, E. de Beurs, C.A. Palmer, D.L. Chambless, Beck Anxiety Inventory. C.D. Spielberger, S.J. Sydeman, A.E. Owen, B.J. Marsh, Measuring Anxiety and Anger With the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI). R.L. Greene, J.R. Clopton, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2). R.D. Davis, S.E. Meagher, A. Goncalves, M. Woodward, T. Millon, Treatment Planning and Outcome in Adults: The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III. L.C. Morey, Personality Assessment Inventory. I.B. Weiner, Rorschach Inkblot Method. J.N. Perry, J.N. Butcher, Butcher Treatment Planning Inventory (BTPI): An Objective Guide to Treatment Planning. D.K. Snyder, G.G. Aikman, Marital Satisfaction Inventory--Revised. S.E. Krug, The Adult Personality Inventory. J.E. Ware, Jr., SF-36 Health Survey. J.R. Clopton, R.L. Greene, Katz Adjustment Scales. M.B. Frisch, Quality of Life Assessment/Intervention and the Quality of Life Inventory(TM) (QOLI(R)). C.C. Attkisson, T.K. Greenfield, The UCSF Client Satisfaction Scales: I. The Client Satisfaction Questionnaire-8. T.K. Greenfield, C.C. Attkisson, The UCSF Client Satisfaction Scales: II. The Service Satisfaction Scale-30. A.R. Davies, J.E. Ware, Jr., M. Kosinski, The Consumer Satisfaction Survey. Part IV: FUTURE DIRECTIONS. R.B. Andelman, C.C. Attkisson, B.T. Zima, A.B. Rosenblatt, Quality of Life of Children: Toward Conceptual Clarity. K. Moreland, R.D. Fowler, L.M. Honaker, Future Directions in the Use of Psychological Assessment for Treatment Planning and Outcome Assessment: Predictions and Recommendations.

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