Involvement in practice-based research and accountability is an applied and a research necessity. This book stresses that research and practice are not separate domains but integrated. Emphasizes managed care and systems of health care delivery; shows how single-case designs fit into an overall model of science-based practice; covers current systems of assessment that allow the evaluation of elinical impact in the practice environment; and describes how program development and evaluation should fit into the skills of the modern empirical clinician. Topics include: a detailed description of managed care systems in chapter 2; includes a model of how ot succeed in managed care in chapter 4; and offers program evaluation in chapter 10. For clinical psychology practitioners who emphasize evalutation of treatment outcomes.
Explains to students and practitioners in behavioral health how to incorporate research and scientific principles into their daily work. Discusses such aspects as current research strategies, time-series methodology, production and consumption of clinical repetition series, program evaluation, self-report and physiological measures, and direct observation and self-monitoring. The 1984 edition is here updated to account for the industrialization and privatization of health care and the concomitant pressure to find the most effective, efficient, and profitable treatments. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.