Scientist Practitioner Research and Accountability in the Age of Managed Care

ISBN-10: 0205180981
ISBN-13: 9780205180981
Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $238.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 438
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

The scientist-practitioner model is the single most popular approach to the training of graduate students in applied psychology and in related fields. It shows the student that involvement in practice-based research and accountability is both an applied and a research necessity. It stresses that research and practice are not separate domains, but integrated.

Each chapter begins with an Introduction
Preface
About the Authors and Contributors
The Scientist Practitioner
Development of the Scientist-Practitioner Model
A Historical Perspective on the Scientist-Practitioner Split
Research Has Little Influence on Practice
Where Did Practitioners Get Their Techniques?
The Future: Clinical Practice in the Era of Managed Care
Managed Care, the Scientist Practitioner, and the Future of Behavioral Healthcare Delivery
Behavioral Healthcare: The Past
The Industrialization of Healthcare
Current Behavioral Healthcare Delivery Systems
The Future
Conclusion
Current Research Strategies and the Role of the Practitioner
Research on Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia
The Establishment of Psychosocial Treatments with Proven Efficacy
Alternative Models of Research
Opportunities for Integrating the Scientist Practitioner into a System of Managed Behavioral Healthcare Delivery
An Integrated System of Science-Based Practice
Practice Guidelines
The Essentials of Time-Series Methodology
Repeated Measurement and the Individual Level of Analysis
Quality of Measurement
Specifying the Intervention
Establishing the Degree of Variability in Repeated Measures
Accountability: The Continuity of Case Studies and Single-Case Experimentation
Replication
An Attitude of Investigative Play
Knowledge of Design Elements
Within-Series Elements
The Simple Phase-Change Element
Using the Simple Phase Change
Complex Phase-Change Elements
Follow-Up
Evaluating the Results of within Series Strategies
Between-Series Elements
The Alternating-Treatments Design
The Simultaneous-Treatment Design
Combined-Series Elements and the Integrated Use of Research Tools
The Multiple Baseline
The Crossover Design
The Constant-Series Control
The True Reversal
Conclusion
Combining Single Case Design Elements
Stretching the Guidelines
The Contribution of Case Studies
Research in General Practice Settings: Production and Consumption of Clinical Replication Series
Clinical Replication Series
Guidelines for Conducting Clinical Replication Series
The Masters and Johnson Series
Examining Failures
Statistical Approaches for Predicting Success and Failure
Conclusions
Creating a Structure for Clinical Replication: Practice Research Networks
Guidelines for Consuming Clinical Replication Data
Program Evaluation
Needs Assessment
Program Goals and Content
Monitoring of Program Processes
Assessing Program Outcomes
Assessing Costs
Evaluation Design
The Use of Program Evaluation Techniques
Ethical Issues
General Strategies in Assessment and Data Collection
Assessment in the Era of Managed Care: A Population-Based Approach
Goals of Assessment
Guidelines for Collecting Measures
Summary and Conclusions
Self-Report and Physiological Measures
Self-Report Measures
Issues in the Use of Self-Repo

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