Determinants and Functions of Standardized Assessment Use Among School Mental Health Clinicians: A Mixed Methods Evaluation

@article{Lyon2015DeterminantsAF,
  title={Determinants and Functions of Standardized Assessment Use Among School Mental Health Clinicians: A Mixed Methods Evaluation},
  author={Aaron R Lyon and Kristy A. Ludwig and Jessica Knaster Wasse and Alex Bergstrom and Ethan Hendrix and E. Mccauley},
  journal={Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={43},
  pages={122-134}
}
The current study evaluated why and how school mental health clinicians use standardized assessment tools in their work with youth and families. Quantitative and qualitative (focus group) data were collected prior to and following a training and consultation sequence as part of a trial program to assess school clinician’s (n = 15) experiences administering standardized tools to youth on their caseloads (n = 191). Findings indicated that, although assessment use was initially somewhat low… CONTINUE READING
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