ERIC Number: EJ1023170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
A Behaviorally-Anchored Rating System to Monitor Treatment Integrity for Community Clinicians Using the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach
Smith, Jane Ellen; Gianini, Loren M.; Garner, Bryan R.; Malek, Karen L.; Godley, Susan H.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v23 n3 p185-199 2014
This study evaluated a process for training raters to reliably rate clinicians delivering the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) in a national dissemination project. The unique A-CRA coding system uses specific behavioral anchors throughout its 73 procedure components. Five randomly selected raters each rated "passing" and "not passing" examples of the 19 A-CRA procedures. Ninety-four percent of the final intraclass correlation coefficients were at least "good" (=0.60) and 66.7% were "excellent" (=0.75), and 95% of the ratings exceeded the 60% or better agreement threshold between raters and the gold standard. Raters can be trained to provide reliable A-CRA feedback for large-scale dissemination projects.
Descriptors: Training, Evaluators, Coding, Reinforcement, Evidence, Evaluation Methods, Therapy, Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Counseling, Counselor Qualifications, Feedback (Response), Competence, Interrater Reliability
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