High-Quality Psychotherapy Research: From Conception to Piloting to National Trials

Hardcover | July 17, 2013

byPatricia A. Arean, Helena Chmura Kraemer

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Although psychotherapy research shares many of the same methodological issues that pharmacology trials do, psychotherapy research poses unique challenges, including the difficulty (if not near impossibility) of keeping participants blind to treatment assignment, the need for a replicablemanual and therapist training procedure, the importance of outside observation of therapy quality ratings, and the problems researchers face in measuring the active ingredients of psychotherapy.High-Quality Psychotherapy Research is for all psychotherapy investigators who wish to learn state-of-the-art psychotherapy research methods. Organized developmentally, the book explains the conceptualization of the trial, discusses the pilot study and the large scale study, and concludes withinstructions for designing a multi-site trial. Topics specific to psychotherapy research are examined in detail, including innovations in data analysis, how to conduct multi-site psychotherapy trials, mediation of treatment outcomes, the transportability of evidence-based behavioral interventions incommunity practice, training community providers to be study therapists, and recruiting hard-to-reach populations. High-Quality Psychotherapy Research is an informative, practical book appropriate for a broad range of readers, from junior investigators developing their first study idea to seasonedinvestigators who wish to take their research to a larger-scale level.

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Although psychotherapy research shares many of the same methodological issues that pharmacology trials do, psychotherapy research poses unique challenges, including the difficulty (if not near impossibility) of keeping participants blind to treatment assignment, the need for a replicablemanual and therapist training procedure, the impo...

Patricia A. Arean is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF; Helena Chmura Kraemer is Professor of Biostatistics in Psychiatry (Emerita) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University
Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:July 17, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199782466

ISBN - 13:9780199782468

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Table of Contents

1. Psychotherapy Research Defined2. Creating and Supporting Hypotheses for Clinical Trials3. Selecting and Creating Materials for a Psychotherapy Study: Therapy Manuals, Training Methods, and Fidelity Measures4. Sample Definition, Measures, and Assessment Procedures5. Designing the Study6. Conducting the Pilot Study7. Pulling It All Together: The Big Trial8. Analyzing Your Data9. The Multi-site Trial