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Future Directions in Psychological Assessment: Combining Evidence-Based Medicine Innovations with Psychology's Historical Strengths to Enhance Utility.
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PMID:  23153181     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Assessment has been a historical strength of psychology, with sophisticated traditions of measurement, psychometrics, and theoretical underpinnings. However, training, reimbursement, and utilization of psychological assessment have been eroded in many settings. Evidence-based medicine (EBM) offers a different perspective on evaluation that complements traditional strengths of psychological assessment. EBM ties assessment directly to clinical decision making about the individual, uses simplified Bayesian methods explicitly to integrate assessment data, and solicits patient preferences as part of the decision-making process. Combining the EBM perspective with psychological assessment creates a hybrid approach that is more client centered, and it defines a set of applied research topics that are highly clinically relevant. This article offers a sequence of a dozen facets of the revised assessment process, along with examples of corollary research studies. An eclectic integration of EBM and evidence-based assessment generates a powerful hybrid that is likely to have broad applicability within clinical psychology and enhance the utility of psychological assessments.
Authors:
Eric A Youngstrom
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-15
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Title:  Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1537-4424     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101133858     Medline TA:  J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
a Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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