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Simpson, D Dwayne and Bartholomew, Norma G [Institute of Behavioral Research, TCU] . (2008) Using client assessments to plan and monitor treatment (using CEST guide). Fort Worth: Texas Christian University. Institute of Behavioral Research. 43 p.

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Using Client Assessments to Plan and Monitor Treatment is a guide for using the TCU Client Evaluations of Self and Treatment (TCU CEST) in individual or group counseling settings.

Sections of this manual include:
• Introduction: Ingredients of Effective Treatment -- The TCU treatment process framework is summarized, showing how client assessments and interventions “fit together” in adaptive treatment planning.
• Part 1: TCU Client Assessment Scales -- TCU assessments – especially the TCU CEST – are described, including how scales are defined, scored, and interpreted.
• Part 2: Combining Scores for Program Comparisons -- Averages of client scores are discussed as a basis for comparing clients between programs and evaluating changes over time.
• Part 3: Assessment Alternatives and Methods -- Different instruments and formats for conducting client assessments are reviewed, noting that choices depend on program technology and objectives.
• Part 4: Clinical Applications of CEST Scores -- Case study examples illustrate how CEST scores can be used for treatment planning and monitoring or as a group counseling activity.
• Resources and References -- Handouts and templates for applying client assessments discussed in Part 4 are included, along with a list of publication citations.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Manual
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:Psychosocial treatment method, Rehabilitation/Recovery, Screening
Source:Institute of Behavioral Research, TCU
Pages:43 p.
Publisher:Texas Christian University. Institute of Behavioral Research
Place of Publication:Fort Worth
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Natural history of substance use > Recovery
F Concepts in psychology > Skills
HA Screening, identification, and diagnostic method > Psychosocial screening and diagnostic method
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Counselling
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Identification and screening > Identification and screening for substance use
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Organisational development > Workforce / staff skills and training
N Communication, information and education > Education and training > Affective and interpersonal education
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines
VA Geographic area > United States

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