Clinical Effectiveness in Psychotherapy and Mental Health: Strategies and Resources for the Effective Clinical Governance, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Clinical Effectiveness in Psychotherapy and Mental Health

Strategies and Resources for the Effective Clinical Governance, 1st Edition

Edited by Penny Leroux, Susan McPherson, Phil Richardson


168 pages

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'Clinical Effectiveness'; 'Clinical Governance'; 'Clinical Audit'; 'Clinical Guidelines': these are all vitally important to the UK government's quality agenda for the NHS; all are apparently about clinical practice and yet all lead to a fair amount of confusion for the average practitioner. Despite the often confusing wealth of literature on the s

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Evolution of a Quality Agenda in Mental Health -- The early years -- Political milestones -- Case study of a mental health trust -- Quality in psychological treatment services: reflections and developments -- In defence of NHS psychotherapy -- On the effectiveness of family, marital and systemic therapies 1 -- Evidence-based practice and the psychodynamic psychotherapies -- Clinical Audit -- Audit cycle -- Audit and research-untangling the ball of string -- Audit by any other name -- Outcome Monitoring -- Categories of information -- Choosing outcome measures: considerations -- Evidence Based Practice -- Resources for EBP -- Clinical guidelines -- Involving health service users -- Appendix

About the Editors

Phil Richardson was a clinical psychologist and qualified as a psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society. He was Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Essex and Head of Psychology at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust where he was also Director of the Psychotherapy Evaluation Research Unit.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health