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ERIC Number: EJ860695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
ISSN: ISSN-0145-4455
Application of a Standardized Assessment Methodology within the Context of an Evidence-Based Treatment for Substance Abuse and Its Associated Problems
Allen, Daniel N.; Donohue, Brad; Sutton, Griffin; Haderlie, Michael; LaPota, Holly
Behavior Modification, v33 n5 p618-654 2009
Administrators of community-based treatment programs are increasingly being required to utilize psychometrically validated instruments to measure the effectiveness of their interventions. However, developers of psychometric measures have often failed to report strategies relevant to the administration of these measures in nontraditional settings outside the therapy office. Moreover, with few exceptions, developers of evidence-based treatments (EBTs) have insufficiently disseminated methods for integrating assessment measures into treatment planning. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to review an assessment methodology that may be utilized to support EBT for individuals who are identified for substance abuse or related problem behaviors. The application of this methodology is demonstrated utilizing Family Behavior Therapy to exemplify "real world" scenarios involving adolescents and adults. Although many of these strategies are evidence supported, most are based on clinical experiences occurring in clinical trials and dissemination efforts within community settings. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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