Behavioral Health Care
Assessment, Service Planning, and Total Clinical Outcomes Management

Editors: John S. Lyons, Ph.D. and Dana A. Weiner, Ph.D.

Introducing an innovative, comprehensive approach for delivering more effective—and cost effective—behavioral health services … 

  • Improve the service delivery process
  • Fine-tune behavioral health care needs assessments
  • Match the level of care you provide to clients’ actual needs
  • Get better results for your entire client caseload

Get better clinical results for every budgeted dollar …

Integrate individual service planning with program and system management using Total Clinical Outcomes Management (TCOM)—and ensure a service strategy that delivers the best possible results for you and your clients. Practitioners who have put the TCOM system to work in real-world systems and programs show you how you can use TCOM to achieve improvements in service planning, supervision, program management, and systems management  …

  • Practical tools to help you improve the quality—and effectiveness—of your behavioral health services 
  • Proven strategies to make your behavioral health care agency or program work better  

You’ll get a host of case examples along with detailed guidance on how to identify and overcome the inevitable implementation barriers. Learn how TCOM can be put to work within and across your service systems … how it can be used effectively at the individual program level … how it is being used with special population groups … and how you can use TCOM principals to most effectively target your behavioral health care interventions.

Turn to Behavioral Health Care to learn the answers to questions like these:

  • How does TCOM work, and how can it improve my program or system?
  • How can using a formal decision support model for eligibility improve my program’s operations and client outcomes?
  • What are the advantages of the communimetrics method?
  • When and how can I apply TCOM across systems?
  • How can I overcome partner resistance and other barriers to system-wide implementation?
  • What is the best way to manage training in statewide implementations to ensure reliability and accuracy?
  • What is the evidence base for use of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) on child and adolescent populations? the Adult Needs and Strengths (ANSA) on adult populations?
  • Are there outcomes management approaches that work for infants and small children?
  • How can we assess and manage the unique needs of children who have trauma experiences? 
  • How can we match patient/client assessment to service planning?
  • Are there correctional-system applications of TCOM?
  • How can my agency create an assessment system that supports the use of evidence-based practices?
  • What’s the best way to give providers performance feedback so that it is constructive and actually leads to improved service delivery?
  • How can we use data on poor performance to motivate under-performing providers to improve?  How can we reward outstanding performance?

Related Publications:
Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for At-Risk Youth

Home-Based Services for High-Risk Youth

Managing Adolescent Depression




Table of Contents (PDF)
Format: Hardcover Book
© MMIX  534 pp.
ISBN 1-887554-69-6
Price: $135.95
Product Code: BHC



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