Measuring Patient Changes in Mood, Anxiety, and Personality Disorders: Toward a Core Battery
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For decades, psychotherapists have struggled to evaluate the effects of therapy on their patients. Which psychotherapeutic interventions work best with which psychological disorders? And how do patients change as a result? Although there has been widespread study of therapeutic efficacy, the diversity in outcome measures has yielded little practical information. Measuring Patient Changes in Mood, Anxiety, and Personality Disorders brings together top experts in psychotherapy and leading figures in clinical research who explore what might appear in a core battery.
The discussion is organized around four key questions:
- What should a core battery look like?
- What needs to be measured?
- What criteria should be adopted in selecting measures?
- What measures should be used?
A unified stance on these questions is an important first step in making the case for treatment effectiveness in an era of increasing accountability. This volume is a valuable resource for psychotherapists, psychotherapy researchers, administrators, insurance providers, and policy makers.