Outcome-Informed Evidence-Based Practice, 1st edition

  • John G. Orme, 
  • Terri Combs-Orme

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Overview

Outcome-Informed Evidence Based Practice teaches you practical ways to measure and monitor client progress. Providing real-world contexts when discussing chapter concepts, the text examines social workers and their work in both clinical and non-clinical settings and highlights the diversity of the clients you'll encounter.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2012

ISBN-13: 9780137612796

Subject: Social Work & Human Services

Category: Evaluation & Assessment

Table of contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Part I: Foundations of Outcome-Informed Practice
1. Outcome-Informed Practice in Practice. Two Case Examples
2. Introduction to Outcome-Informed Practice
3.Why Evaluate Your Evidence-Based Practice?
4. Assessment: The Early Stages of Outcome-Informed Practice

Part II: Monitoring and Interpreting Client Progress
5. Charting Your Client's Progress
6. Visually Interpreting Your Client's Progress
7. Single-Case Designs

Part III: Practical Methods for Measuring Client Progress
8. Foundations of Evidence-Based Outcome Measurement
9. Standardized Scales
10. Individualized Rating Scales
11. Behavioral Observation
12. Self-Monitoring
13. Summing Up

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface and Acknowledgements

Part I: Foundations of Outcome-Informed Practice
1. Outcome-Informed Practice in Practice: Two Case Examples
Case 1: A Foster Child's Provocative Behavior
Case 2: A Depressed University Student
Conclusions
Review

2. Introduction to Outcome-Informed Practice
Basic Concepts of Outcome-Informed Practice
Summing Up
Intervention Research and Outcome-Informed Practice
Single-Case Designs
Conclusions
Review

3. Why Evaluate Your Evidence-Based Practice?
Why: To Obtain the Best Client Outcomes
Why: To Avoid Natural Biases
Why: To Improve Clinical Decision-Making
Why: To Prevent Client Deterioration
Why: To Bridge The Gaps In Evidence-Based Practice
Why: To Improve Your Relationships With Your Clients
Why: To Enhance Your Development As a Practitioner
Why: To Be Accountable
Why: Last, But Not Least: To Meet Your Ethical Obligations
Conclusions
Review

4. Assessment: The Early Stages of Outcome-Informed Practice
Outcome-Informed Practice, the Scientific Method and Critical Thinking
Case Conceptualization
Diagnosis: A Limited but Often Necessary Tool
Conclusions
Review

Part II: Monitoring and Interpreting Client Progress
5. Charting Your Client's Progress
Constructing Good Single-Case-Design Line Graphs
Graphing Multiple Data Series
Using Computers to Construct Single-Case Design Line Graphs
Conclusions
Review

6: Visually Interpreting Your Client's Progress
Identifying Change and Making Decisions
Visual Analysis of Graphed Data
Within Phase Patterns
Limitations of Visual Analysis
Conclusions
Review

7. Single-Case Designs
Did Your Client Change?
Did Your Intervention Cause Client Change?
Multiple Baseline Designs
Variations on a Theme
Follow-Up
Conclusions
Review

Part III: Practical Methods for Measuring Client Progress
8. Foundations of Evidence-Based Outcome Measurement
Measurement
Measurement Error
Correlation
Reliability
Validity
Relationship between Reliability and Validity
Client Characteristics
Decide Who, Where, When, and How Often to Collect Data
Engage and Prepare Clients
Is the Measure Practical and Does it Contribute to Favorable Outcomes?
Conclusions
Review

9. Standardized Scales
Overview of Standardized Scales
Examples of Standardized Scales
Evaluating and Selecting Standardized Scales
Decide Who, Where, When, and How Often to Collect Data
Engage and Prepare the Client
Scoring and Interpreting Standardized Scale Scores
Using Standardized Scales to Determine Clinically Significant Improvement
Using Standardized Scales to Evaluate Expected Treatment Response
Single-Item Global Standardized Scales
Special Considerations of Culture and Ethnicity
Using Standardized Scales in Groups
Computer Management of Standardized Scales
Advantages and Precautions in Using Standardized Scales
Conclusions
Review

10. Individualized Rating Scales
Constructing Individualized Rating Scales
Decide Who, Where, When, and How Often to Collect Data
Engaging and Preparing the Client
Advantages and Precautions in Using Individualized Rating Scales
Conclusions
Review

11. Behavioral Observation
Purposes
Deciding What Dimensions of Behavior to Measure
Deciding Whether to Collect Contextual Information
Deciding When and Where to Observe Behavior
Time Samples
Situation Samples
Analogue Situations
Using Practical Instruments for Recording Observations
Ensuring and Verifying the Accuracy of Observations
Setting Goals and Objectives
Advantages and Precautions in using Behavioral Observation
Conclusions
Review

12. Self-Monitoring
Purpose
Deciding What to Measure
Deciding When and Where to Measure
Selecting Instruments for Self-Monitoring
Engaging and Preparing the Client
Ensuring and Verifying the Accuracy of Self-Monitoring
Setting Goals and Objectives
Advantages and Precautions in Using Self-Monitoring
Conclusions
Review

13. Summing Up
Measure
Monitor
Modify If Needed
Glossary
Appendix A: Selected Standardized Scales
Appendix B: Online and Published Resources for Standardized Scales
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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