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Measuring Change in Counseling and Psychotherapy

by Scott T. Meier

This book reviews the history, conceptual foundations, and current status of trait- and state-based assessment models and approaches, exploring their strengths and limitations for measuring change across therapy sessions.

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This book provides researchers, clinicians, and students with a useful overview of the key issues involved in measuring client change within clinical practice. It reviews the history, conceptual foundations, and current status of trait- and state-based assessment models and approaches, exploring their strengths and limitations for measuring change across therapy sessions. Particular attention is given to the critical challenges of interpreting and using measurement and assessment data that can enable the provision of better clinical care and treatment evaluation. A series of exercises guides the reader to gather information about particular tests and evaluate their suitability for intended testing purposes.

330 pages

1. Introduction and Rationale

2. A History of Traits

3. Reliability, Validity, and Systematic Errors

4. States, Traits, and Validity

5. Context Effects and Validity

6. Nomothetic Approaches to Measuring Change and Influencing Outcomes

7. Idiographic Approaches to Measuring Change and Influencing Outcomes

8. Summary, Integration, and Future Directions

Conclusion

Stock: Preorder Publication June 2008


Product Code:  67-7202 Price:  $48.00 Qty:        « Add to Cart