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Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr. and L. Mark Peterson
This valuable guide provides a thorough introduction to treatment planning and contains all of the necessary elements for developing formal treatment plans. In an easy–reference, prewritten format, this book presents detailed problem definitions, treatment goals, objectives, therapeutic interventions, and DSM–IVTM diagnoses for over thirty common clinical problems. Practitioners in the field will find this book to be a great time–saver and an invaluable reference.
1995 (0–471–11738–2) 176 pp.
THERASCRIBETM FOR WINDOWS(r)
The Computerized Assistant to Psychotherapy Treatment Planning.
Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr., L. Mark Peterson, and Kenneth Jongsma.
This revolutionary computerized treatment planning software lets you create detailed, customized treatment plans easily and quickly. Designed for use in both inpatient and outpatient settings, its user–friendly format allows clinicians to easily access a wide variety of behavioral definitions, treatment goals and objectives, therapeutic interventions, and DSM–IV diagnoses from its huge database. Its well–organized reports are designed to meet the requirements of Medicare, HMOs, and other third–party payers, which makes this program an important tool for evaluating and treating mental illness.
1997 (0–471–18415–2) 4 3.5 disks
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MANAGED BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE
Edited by Chris E. Stout and Gerald A. Theis
Managed care has radically altered the mental health services landscape. This loose–leaf style reference manual, which is updated semiannually, offers in–depth analysis from leading experts of changes in practice management, quality and outcome issues, technology, and automation. It also addresses important legal, regulatory, fiscal, and contractual concerns. Packed with practical tools and useful sample forms, the Guide includes a comprehensive glossary of managed care terms and a complete list of managed care organizations.
1996 (0–471–12586–5) 324 pp.
THE MEASUREMENT & MANAGEMENT OF CLINICAL OUTCOMES IN MENTAL HEALTH
Once used almost exclusively by psychotherapy researchers, clinical outcomes testing is quickly becoming a standard component of mental health practice. JCAHO has mandated that outcomes must be included in mental health record keeping by the end of the decade, and the six largest managed care firms have announced plans to begin tracking clinical outcomes. While debates over the potential advantages and disadvantages of this move rage on, the fact remains that all clinicians in managed care systems will soon be compelled to incorporate outcomes assessment into their clinical routines.
The Measurement and Management of Clinical Outcomes in Mental Health prepares clinicians and administrators for this inevitability. Written by a team of experts with extensive experience in design and implementation, this timely book explores the rationale behind outcomes measurement and offers readers concrete advice and guidelines on conducting accurate and effective outcomes measurement.
In the first half of the book, the authors review the conceptual and practical aspects of outcomes management. Among the issues receiving special attention are: the psychometrics of outcomes; measuring patient satisfaction; implementation strategies; the role of consumer characteristics in outcomes management, especially in regard to needs–based planning; case–mix adjustment strategies; and barriers to implementation and strategies for overcoming them.
The second half of the book is devoted entirely to detailed case examples. Over the course of five chapters, the authors vividly illustrate their approaches to outcomes management in five different specialty areas outpatient psychotherapy, acute psychiatric services, community services, child and adolescent services, and substance–abuse treatment services.
The first comprehensive guide to designing and implementing outcomes evaluation systems, The Measurement and Management of Clinical Outcomes in Mental Health is an important resource for all mental health practitioners as well as mental health and managed care administrators.
CONCEPTUAL AND PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN PRACTITIONER RESEARCH.
Defining and Measuring Clinical and Utilization Outcomes.
Methods of Outcome Management.
Consumer Characteristics and Outcomes.
Using Outcomes to Improve Quality.
Implementation: Barriers and the Strategies to Overcome Them.
EXAMPLES FROM BEHAVIOR HEALTHCARE SERVICE SECTORS.
Examples from Acute Psychiatric Services.
Examples of Outcomes Management in Outpatient Services.
Examples from Substance Abuse Treatment Services.
Examples from Services for Children and Adolescents.
Examples from Community–Based Services and Systems of Care.
KENNETH I. HOWARD, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Northwestern. He is the founder and President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research and the author of COMPASS, one of the most widely used outcomes assessment measurements. Dr. Howard recently received the Distinguished Contribution to Knowledge in Professional Psychology award from the American Psychological Association.
MICHAEL T. O′MAHONEY, PhD, is Director of the Northwestern Managed Mental Health Program, which provides mental health services for more than 40,000 individuals in Chicago and outlying areas.
JENNIFER D. LISH is a psychometrician on staff at COMPASS Information Services in King of Prussia, PA.