2018 Annual Meeting Institute 2 Notebook
2018 Annual Meeting Institute 2 Notebook
Evidence-Based Assessment for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Better Tools for Better Decisions and Outcomes
Child and adolescent psychiatrists and mental health professionals do not routinely implement evidence-based assessment (EBA) in clinical practice, even though studies show that EBA leads to improved consistency and accuracy in diagnosis. Significant reasons cited are lack of access to the necessary evaluation tools and lack of knowledge in their use. This Institute assists child and adolescent psychiatrists and other mental health professionals to acquire the skill to identify and use appropriate assessment tools in their clinical practice, and provides participants with practical methods for implementing EBA in their practice setting. Tracking and monitoring strategies introduced in this Institute boost effectiveness of interventions and provide a safety net for more rapid detection and management of adverse events. Free and low cost options for adding important assessment measures to the practitioner's toolkit are discussed.
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