Outcomes measures are tests used to assess a client's improvement after treatment and overall satisfaction with mental health services. Outcomes measures are rapidly becoming the next wave of managed mental health care. This book explores the rationale behind outcomes measurement and offers therapists and administrators concrete advice on how to implement accurate and effective outcomes measures in a variety of clinical settings.
JOHN S. LYONS, PhD, is Director of the Mental Health Services and Policy Program at Northwestern University Medical School. He is responsible for the design and implementation of an integrated outcomes management system for inpatient psychiatry. KENNETH I. HOWARD, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Northwestern. He is the founder and President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research and the author of COMPASS, one of the most widely used outcomes assessment measurements. Dr. Howard recently received the Distinguished Contribution to Knowledge in Professional Psychology award from the American Psychological Association. MICHAEL T. O'MAHONEY, PhD, is Director of the Northwestern Managed Mental Health Program, which provides mental health services for more than 40,000 individuals in Chicago and outlying areas. JENNIFER D. LISH is a psychometrician on staff at COMPASS Information Services in King of Prussia, PA.