Measuring Progress in Clinical Practice: Contextualized Feedback Systems

Leonard Bickman, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Susan R. Douglas, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Dr. Leonard Bickman and Dr. Susan Douglas discuss how to utilize feedback in clinical care with youth and families. Drs. Bickman and Douglas summarize theoretical, research, and practice perspectives on the strengths and limitations of using feedback to inform practice. The speakers demonstrate how the Contextualized Feedback System (CFS) can be used in clinical encounters, session documentation, treatment planning, and supervision with youth and family case examples. Lastly, they describe five strategies for integrating feedback into clinical care to improve client outcomes.

3 CE Credits

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Evidence-Based Practices in Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Why are they important?

William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph. D., ABPP, Florida International University

Dr. William Pelham provides an overview of evidence-based practices (EBPs) and their importance in child and adolescent mental health. Dr. Pelham defines and provides examples of EBPs, and describes common elements of effective interventions for youth disorders. Dr. Pelham discusses barriers and solutions to implementing EBPs in community settings and provides online resources for practitioners to gain additional training in EBPs.

1 CE Credit

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Getting Dads Off the Sidelines: Practices for Promoting Father Involvement in Mental Health Interventions

Gregory Fabiano, Ph.D., University at Buffalo

In this overview, Dr. Gregory Fabiano describes the important role of fathers in the promotion and support of positive mental health for children. Dr. Fabiano also discusses the possible reasons why fathers may find it challenging to participate in parenting interventions. Lastly, Dr. Fabiano describes ways in which clinicians may better engage fathers to participate in the mental health treatment of their child.

1 CE Credit

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Solving the Quiet Crisis in Youth Services: Utilizing Measurement Feedback Systems

Leonard Bickman, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

In this overview, Dr. Leonard Bickman discusses barriers to providing effective clinical services in usual care settings and describes how Multiple Feedback Systems (MFS) can respond to such barriers. Additionally, Dr. Bickman explains how MFS work and demonstrates their implementation. 

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Engaging Urban Families in Child Mental Health Care: What does the evidence suggest?

Mary McKay, Ph.D., New York University

In this overview, Dr. Mary McKay describes the challenges and barriers that individuals face in initiating treatment for mental health problems. Dr. McKay then describes techniques that agencies and treatment providers can use to encourage their clients to participate in mental health treatment and reduce rates of treatment drop-out.

1 CE Credit

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