9780471491569

Clinical Psychology and Single-Case Evidence : A Practical Approach to Treatment Planning and Evaluation

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    9780471491569

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    047149156X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-06-08
  • Publisher: WILEY
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Summary

This book focuses on the importance of learning from single case evaluation of the therapeutic process, an approach which is very appropriate to the current demand for evidence based, managed care. A practical and realistic approach for practitioners to combine their scientific and clinical objectives of advancing knowledge and improving treatment. * Concise, practical book aimed at the professional in training and practice * Includes qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis * Focuses on single case design and evaluation as a key element in practising managed care, and controlled clinical treatment

Table of Contents

List of Figures
ix
List of Tables
xi
About the Authors xiii
Preface xv
Introduction
1(4)
Why do we need a controlled practice?
1(1)
The scope of this book
2(1)
Prerequisites of controlled practice
3(1)
Chapter overview
3(2)
Quality Assurance in Mental Health
5(22)
About this chapter
5(1)
Definition of quality
6(3)
Comments on the historical development of quality assurance
9(6)
Quality assurance at the health care provider level
15(8)
Quality assurance at treatment level
23(4)
Controlled Practice as Quality Assurance
27(14)
About this chapter
27(5)
Integrating therapy and single-case evidence
32(3)
Features of controlled practice
35(3)
Indications for controlled practice
38(3)
History of the Single-Case Approach
41(16)
About this chapter
41(1)
Variants of single-case study methodology
41(3)
Personality diagnostics and clinical approaches
44(3)
Two historical case study research methodologies
47(2)
Displacement of the single-case approach by questionnaires
49(3)
Single-case and psychotherapy research
52(5)
Illustrating the Steps of Controlled Practice
57(14)
About this chapter
57(1)
Gaining informed consent
57(2)
A graphical problem description
59(2)
A graphical treatment explanation
61(3)
Develop a therapy process questionnaire
64(1)
Patient's expectations
65(1)
Therapist's expectations
66(1)
Data collection
67(1)
Data analysis
68(1)
Documentation
69(2)
Diagnostics: A Graphical Problem Description
71(16)
About this chapter
71(1)
Content of the graphical problem description
71(3)
Clinical explanations of patient behavior
74(2)
Concepts of causality and the explanation of psychological disorders
76(5)
Development of a graphical problem description
81(6)
A Graphical Treatment Explanation
87(14)
About this chapter
87(2)
On therapy justification
89(3)
Therapy documentation
92(3)
Causality concepts in therapy planning
95(1)
Steps towards a graphical treatment explanation
96(3)
Limitations of figures
99(2)
Therapy Process Questionnaire
101(18)
About this chapter
101(1)
Contents of the questionnaire
102(3)
Wording of questions
105(7)
Designing the questionnaire
112(1)
Goal Attainment Scale: A supplemental method
113(6)
Data Collection
119(8)
About this chapter
119(1)
Data collection
120(2)
Expectations and hypotheses
122(2)
Data processing
124(3)
Statistical Analysis
127(28)
Hans C. Waldmann
Introduction
127(1)
Data structures and hypotheses
128(3)
Graphical display of single-case data
131(5)
Statistical analysis
136(19)
A Documentation System for Controlled Practice
155(18)
Documentation system for controlled practice
155(3)
Supplementary information
158(6)
Electronic documentation
164(5)
Prospect: Meta-analysis of single cases
169(4)
References 173(10)
Index 183

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