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Assessment and Measurement of Change Considerations in Psychotherapy Research  

Randall T. Salekin, Matthew A. Jarrett, and Elizabeth W. Adams

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
This chapter focuses on a range of measurement issues including traditional test development procedures and model testing. Themes of the chapter include the importance of integrating ... More

Clinical Research with Culturally Diverse Populations  

Frederick T. L. Leong and Zornitsa Kalibatseva

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
The increasing population of racial and ethnic minorities calls for more attention to cultural diversity in clinical research. This chapter starts with a definition of culture and a brief ... More

Combining Medication and Psychotherapy for Late-Life Anxiety and Mood Disorders  

Jill A. Stoddard, Christopher Barmann, Eric Lenze, and Julie L. Wetherell

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Oct 2014
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Jun 2014
By the year 2050, the number of adults over the age of 60 will reach an estimated two billion, representing the fastest-growing segment of the population. Although anxiety and mood ... More

Comprehensive Theoretical Models of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury  

Colleen Jacobson and Kristen Batejan

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Jun 2014
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Jul 2014
During the past several years, interest in nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) has grown considerably, thus sparking increased theorizing and research into the etiological roots of this ... More

Decades Not Days: The Research Enterprise in Clinical Psychology  

Philip C. Kendall and Jonathan S. Comer

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
Acknowledging the nascent stage of the collaboration between science and clinical psychology, this chapter discusses features of the preferred approach to guide the accumulation of ... More

Designing, Conducting, and Evaluating Therapy Process Research  

Bryce D. McLeod, Nadia Islam, and Emily Wheat

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
Therapy process research investigates what happens in therapy sessions and how these interactions influence outcomes. Therapy process research employs an array of methodologies but has ... More

Dissemination and Implementation Science: Research Models and Methods  

Rinad S. Beidas, Tara G. Mehta, Marc Atkins, Bonnie Solomon, and Jenna Merz

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
Dissemination and implementation (DI) science has grown exponentially in the past decade. This chapter reviews and discusses the research methodology pertinent to empirical DI inquiry ... More

Ethical Considerations in Clinical Psychology Research  

Gerald P. Koocher

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
Clinical research requires careful attention to ethical principles from the design of the project, through data collection, and extending on to the data analysis and publication of ... More

Evaluating Treatment Mediators and Moderators  

David P. MacKinnon, Ginger Lockhart, Amanda N. Baraldi, and Lois A. Gelfand

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
This chapter outlines methods for identifying the mediating mechanisms by which treatments achieve effects and moderators of these effects. Mediating variables are variables that transmit ... More

Evidence-based Assessment  

John Hunsley and Eric J. Mash

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May 2014
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Nov 2014
Evidence-based assessment relies on research and theory to inform the selection of constructs to be assessed for a specific assessment purpose, the methods and measures to be used in the ... More

Experience Sampling Methods in Clinical Psychology  

Philip S. Santangelo, Ulrich W. Ebner-Priemer, and Timothy J. Trull

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
The Experience Sampling Method (ESM) can improve our understanding of how psychopathological symptoms unfold over time in everyday life. We discuss major benefits of ESM by presenting ... More

The Importance of Effective Measurement for Fostering Change  

M. Robin DiMatteo, Tricia A. Miller, and Leslie R. Martin

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
This essay examines issues relevant to the accurate assessment of patient adherence to recommendations for health behavior change and/or the management of medical conditions, including ... More

Interviewing and Case Formulation  

Naomi Koerner, Heather K. Hood, and Martin M. Antony

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May 2014
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Nov 2014
The main objective of this chapter is to provide an overview of clinical interviewing. Although clinical interviewing is often referred to as an art (Shea, 2007), the information in this ... More

An Introduction to Using Multivariate Multilevel Survival Analysis to Study Coercive Family Process  

Mike Stoolmiller

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Mar 2016
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Jul 2015
Multivariate multilevel survival analysis is introduced for studying hazard rates of observed emotional behavior relevant for coercion theory. Finite time sampling reliability (FTSR) and ... More

Item Response Theory  

Lynne Steinberg and David Thissen

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
Item response theory (IRT) comprises a collection of mathematical and statistical models and methods that are used in the assembly and scoring of psychological questionnaires and scales. ... More

Laboratory Methods in Experimental Psychopathology  

Michael J. Zvolensky, John P. Forsyth, and Kirsten Johnson

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
Experimental psychopathology represents a subfield of psychological science aimed at elucidating the processes underlying abnormal behavior. The present chapter provides a synopsis of key ... More

Meta-analysis in Clinical Psychology Research  

Andy P. Field

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
Meta-analysis is now the method of choice for assimilating research investigating the same question. This chapter is a nontechnical overview of the process of conducting meta-analysis in ... More

Missing Data in Psychological Science  

Patrick E. McKnight and Katherine M. McKnight

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
The inevitability and importance of missing data ought to move researchers to prevent, treat, and report the condition. Unfortunately, despite great advances in the field, researchers tend ... More

Multiple Regression: The Basics and Beyond for Clinical Scientists  

Stephen G. West, Leona S. Aiken, Heining Cham, and Yu Liu

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
This chapter presents a broad overview of multiple regression (MR), psychology's data analytic workhorse. MR is a statistical method for investigating the relationship between categorical, ... More

Music Therapy Research: Context, Methodology, and Current and Future Developments  

Jane Edwards

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Jan 2016
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Jun 2015
Music therapy is an evidence-based profession. Music therapy research aims to provide information about outcomes that support music therapy practice including contributing to theoretical ... More

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