The Evidence-Based Practice: Methods, Models, andTools for Mental Health Professionals
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Evidence-Based Practice (EBP), a trend started in the medical community, is rapidly becoming of critical importance to the mental health profession as insurance companies begin to offer preferential pay to organizations using it. Featuring contributions from top researchers in the field, this groundbreaking book covers everything from what EBP is and its relevance to behavioural health to specific models for application and implementation, building best practice protocols, and evaluating bottom-line effectiveness in your organization.


CHRIS E. STOUT, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and clinical professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. He is the first Chief of Psychological Services for the Department of Human Services/Division of Mental Health of Illinois, and holds an academic appointment at the Northwestern University Feinberg Medical School. He has written, edited, or coauthored twenty-nine books and is the editor of Wiley's new Getting Started series.

RANDY A. HAYES, PhD, is the director of quality assurance for Sinnissippi Centers, Inc., Dixon, Illinois. With experience in both child welfare and behavioral health, he has thirty years' experience in human services and holds multiple certifications in addition to being a licensed clinical professional counselor.


Foreword by Mary Cesare-Murphy, PhD, JCAHO.


Authors’ Bios.

1. Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices (Randy A. Hayes).

2. Evidence-Based Practices in Supported Employment (Lisa A. Razzano and Judith A. Cook).

3. Assertive Community Treatment (Susan J. Boust, Melody C. Kuhns, and Lynette Studer).

4. Evidence-Based Family Services for Adults with Severe Mental Illness (Thomas C. Jewell, William R. McFarlane, Lisa Dixon, and David J. Miklowitz).

5. Evidence-Based Psychopharmacotherapy: Medication Guidelines and Algorithms (Sy Atezaz Saeed).

6. Psychosocial Rehabilitation (James H. Zahniser).

7. Evidence-Based Practices for People with Serious Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders (Patrick W. Corrigan, Stanley G. McCracken, and Cathy McNeilly).

8. Evidence-Based Treatments for Children and Adolescents (John S. Lyons and Purva H. Rawal).

9. Recovery from Severe Mental Illnesses and Evidence-Based Practice Research (E. Sally Rogers, Marianne Farkas, and William A. Anthony).

10. Evidence-Based Psychosocial Practices: Past, Present, and Future (Timothy J. Bruce and William C. Sanderson).

11. Controversies and Caveats (Chris E. Stout).

12. Evaluating Readiness to Implement Evidence-Based Practice (Randy A. Hayes).

13. How to Start with Your Agency, Practice, or Facility (Randy A. Hayes).

14. Build Your Own Best Practice Protocols (Randy A. Hayes).

Appendix: Resources and Sample Treatment Plans.

Author Index.

Subject Index.


What a great book! Stout and Hayes have brought together a wonderful cast of experienced clinicians and clinician-administrators who understand both the need for, and the provision of, solid care for people with mental disorders. Every mental health professional needs books like Evidence-Based Practice in Behavioral Health if he or she is to treat patients within the current standard of care. [This] is a critical book for trainees, front-line mental health and substance abuse clinicians, program administrators, and - especially - clinicians still bound to a questionable past of "but this is the way we've always done it." [C]linicians and clinical administrators who follow the principles in Evidence-Based Practice in Behavioral Health will be doing a favor for both their patients and themselves.
—William H. Reid, M.D., M.P.H., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center