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Outcome Measures and Evaluation in Counselling and Psychotherapy
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Outcome Measures and Evaluation in Counselling and Psychotherapy

First Edition


October 2021 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book sets in context the role of outcome measurement research - taking you step-by-step through the research process and beyond to consider the wider professional and ethical issues involved. This book will provide you with everything you need to know and more, helping you develop the skills and knowledge you need to become a successful research-informed practitioner. Written for trainees and counselling and psychotherapy practitioners, this book:     
 
- Provides you with a brief overview and history of research and measurement in mental health contexts.
- Sets out a framework for understanding the core features of outcome measures and their scope.
- Takes you step-to-step through the process of implementing a SMART outcome evaluation.
- Addresses the benefits and limitations of outcome measures research for the individual client, practitioner and service provider.

Packed full of case studies, activities and tools for real-life practice, this book throws a life belt to all counselling and psychotherapy trainees and practitioners looking to make the best start in their research-informed career. Chris Evans is Visiting Professor at the Universities of UDLA, Ecuador. Jo-anne Carlyle is Director of PSYCTC.com 
 
Part I: Outcome Measures and Evaluation
 
1. An Introduction to Outcome Measures and Evaluation
 
Part II: Outcome Measures
 
2. A Framework for Outcome Measures
 
3. How to Judge the Quality of an Outcome Measure
 
4. An overview of outcome and change measures
 
5. Analysing Change Data from Outcome Measures
 
Part III: Evaluation – Applying Outcome Measures in Practice
 
6. Designing a SMART evaluation. What’s your design and who is your audience?
 
7. Outcome Measurement for individual practitioners
 
8. Service level change and outcome measurement
 
9. Working with clients and supervisors when using outcome measures
 
Part IV. Communication and Critique
 
10. A “snapshot” review. Survival and Critique as a core practitioner skill

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