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Beggs, Sarah M.; Grace, Randolph C. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2011
Objective: To determine whether pro-social treatment change in sexual offenders would predict reductions in recidivism beyond static and dynamic risk factors measured at pretreatment and whether different methods for assessing change based on self-reports and structured clinical rating systems would show convergent validity. Method: We compared 3…
Descriptors: Recidivism, Sexual Abuse, Correctional Institutions, Scaling
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VanderWeele, Tyler J.; Hawkley, Louise C.; Thisted, Ronald A.; Cacioppo, John T. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2011
Objective: Clinical scientists, policymakers, and individuals must make decisions concerning effective interventions that address health-related issues. We use longitudinal data on loneliness and depressive symptoms and a new class of causal models to illustrate how empirical evidence can be used to inform intervention trial design and clinical…
Descriptors: Intervention, Causal Models, Persistence, Measures (Individuals)