In this volume, the editors examine the state of clinical governance in the Mental Health sector. Despite the often confusing wealth of literature on the subject, little, if any, refers specifically to psychological treatment services. Clinical Effectiveness in Psychotherapy and Mental Health provides a guide to learning about the different guidelines and evaluation methods. It focuses on three important contributions to clinically effective practice: clinical audit, outcome monitoring and evidence-based practice.
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