Incorporating Progress Monitoring and Outcome Assessment into Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Primer

ISBN : 9780199356676

Scott T. Meier
232 Pages
162 x 241 mm
Pub date
Jan 2015
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How do therapists know they are making a difference with their clients? Progress monitoring and outcome assessment (PMOA) measures are powerful tools that can provide feedback about short-term progress during counseling and psychotherapy as well as information about the overall amount of progress. Incorporating Progress Monitoring and Outcome Assessment into Counseling and Psychotherapy by Scott T. Meier helps clinicians, students, and researchers learn how to employ and interpret PMOA measures. A new generation of change-sensitive measures has begun to appear that are specially designed to function as PMOA tests. These instruments indicate when a client is not making progress and the mental health professional should consider altering the psychosocial intervention. Research has demonstrated that PMOA measures have the potential to significantly reduce the surprisingly high failure rates found in psychotherapy. Meier describes case studies that incorporate PMOA data, literature relevant to PMOA measurement, and examples of rater training for PMOA measures. Chapters explain how to administer and interpret PMOA data, evaluate the psychometric properties of PMOA measures, understand statistics and graphics employed with PMOA data, and employ PMOA data in supervision. This book will be valuable to mental health providers who use PMOA measures as well as graduate students in clinical, counseling, and school psychology.


Chapter 1 - Introduction and Rationale
Chapter 2 - Case Studies
Chapter 3 - Literature Review
Chapter 4 - Test Score Interpretation
Chapter 5 - Administration and Data Collection
Chapter 6 - Evaluating PMOA Measures
Chapter 7 - Tools for Interpreting PMOA Data
Chapter 8 - Rater Training
Chapter 9 - Using PMOA Data in Supervision
Chapter 10 - Controversies and Opportunities
Appendix Exercises
About the Author

About the author: 

Scott T. Meier is Professor in the Program in Counseling/School Psychology in the Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology at University at Buffalo. His major research and teaching areas focus on psychological assessment and testing (particularly progress monitoring and outcome assessment), research methods (particularly program evaluation), and counseling and psychotherapy skills (particularly the integration of case conceptualization and assessment with intervention).

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