ERIC Number: EJ742105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Making Change Visible: The Possibilities in Assessing Mental Health Counseling Outcomes
Leibert, Todd W.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v84 n1 p108-113 Win 2006
The product of mental health counseling, unlike that of most professions, remains invisible to most people, leaving counselors vulnerable in a competitive market. The author argues that clinicians should recognize the value of, understand, and begin using outcome measures in their work. Research focusing on critical problems in psychotherapy outcome instruments, advances that have been made to counter those problems, areas of consensus among outcome researchers, and practical recommendations for using outcome measures are examined.
Descriptors: Mental Health, Outcomes of Treatment, Counseling, Measures (Individuals), Interrater Reliability, Psychometrics, Psychotherapy, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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