This book offers a theory–based framework to controlled practice, a collaborative approach which involves therapists and patients as partners in a continuous optimization of psychotherapy. The authors present here the concepts, tools and detailed documentation for a practice–based approach to quality improvement in psychotherapy, which features
- a method of relating the therapist′s working theory or conceptual approach to the needs of a specific patient
- well–tried and practical documentation for problem analysis and treatment planning
- a step–by–step guide to single–case analysis
- a documentation system for reviewing and improving therapy, that is, controlled practice.
"This book will be an invaluable source of inspiration and practical guidance for the clinician seeking to improve the quality of psychotherapy with individual patients, through evaluation and controlled practice using single–case studies. Such approaches are now increasingly recognised as valid scientific tools, within research and evidence–based practice. This book helps to bridge the gap between the demands of scientists and practitioners." – Michael Bruch, Director of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Unit, University College London, UK
List of Tables.
About the Authors.
Quality Assurance in Mental Health.
Controlled Practice as Quality Assurance.
History of the Single–Case Approach.
Illustrating the Steps of Controlled Practice.
Diagnostics: A Graphical Problem Description.
A Graphical Treatment Explanation.
Therapy Process Questionnaire.
A Documentation System for Controlled Practice.