Title Feedback-Informed Treatment in Clinical Practice
Subtitle Reaching for Excellence
Author David S. Prescott, Cynthia L. Maeschalck , Scott D. Miller
ISBN 9781433827747
List price USD 74.95
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Binding Hardbound
No of pages 336
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2017
Original publisher American Psychological Association (Eurospan Group)
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
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Feedback-Informed Treatment in Clinical Practice is well written, is well edited, and has a clear agenda: to encourage readers to embark upon the journey of excellence to improve their performance, although the journey can be both hazardous and threatening to the identity of the therapist...This agenda is, however, important and innovative in psychotherapy, which makes the book relevant to any mental health practitioner, psychotherapy researcher, and student in this field.”



“This timely and masterful compilation describes feedback-informed treatment, challenges and opportunities in its adoption and implementation, and applications in a wide range of practice settings with a variety of client populations. Practitioners who have a serious commitment to excellence in the practice of psychotherapy will not want to miss this book.”

—Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD, William James College, Newton, MA; Center for Law, Brain and Behavior, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston


“The future of effective practice is revealed in this treasure trove of information (from theory to application) on innovative methods for enhancing psychotherapy outcomes by tracking their mental health functioning over the course of psychotherapy.”

—Michael J. Lambert, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT


“This is the FIT book that I have been waiting for! Written by the leaders in the field, this volume is packed with practical guidance and illustrative clinical examples. I recommend it to everyone, from FIT beginners to supervisors.”

—Tony Rousmaniere, PsyD, Clinical Faculty, University of Washington, Seattle


“Most practitioners gather some client feedback, but the process proves inert unless such feedback becomes part of an ongoing, genuine process to inform and propel psychotherapy. The contributors show how to translate patient-centered care into excellent care. One of the most practical books I have ever read: feedback expertly applied to diverse activities in real-world settings!”

—John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP, Distinguished Professor, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA


Through feedback-informed treatment (FIT), clinicians gather real-time input from clients through structured yet flexible measures that identify what is and is not working in therapy and how to better meet clients’ needs.

This book coalesces expert insights from practitioners who have successfully integrated FIT in their own work. Their experiences demonstrate how other clinicians can incorporate FIT into their own practices to consistently monitor clients’ progress and the therapeutic alliance.

The book first reviews FIT theory, specific measures (including the Outcome Rating Scale and the Session Rating Scale), and general strategies for implementing FIT in practice and supervision. This information is then translated into more specific applications of FIT with different kinds of clients, including individuals, couples, children and families, LGBTQ clients, and clients suffering from addiction and early onset psychotic disorders.

A variety of treatment settings are also represented, such as private practice, clinics, group therapy, the criminal justice system, and pharmacies.

The concluding chapter ties together the book’s overarching themes with friendly, practical advice about using FIT to bolster professional development and improve one’s clinical abilities.



David S. Prescott, Scott D. Miller, and Cynthia L. Maeschalck

I. Feedback-Informed Treatment Theories and General Practice

Chapter 1: Feedback-Informed Treatment: Historical and Empirical Foundations (Eeuwe Schuckard, Scott D. Miller, and Mark A. Hubble)

Chapter 2: Feedback-Informed Treatment: An Overview of the Basics and Core Competencies (David S. Prescott)

Chapter 3: Using Client Feedback to Inform Treatment (Cynthia L. Maeschalck and Leslie R. Barfknecht)

Chapter 4: Achieving Excellence Through Feedback-Informed Supervision (Susanne Bargmann)

Chapter 5: Implementing Feedback-Informed Treatment: Challenges and Solutions (Randy K. Moss and Vanessa Mousavizadeh)

II. Feedback-Informed Treatment in Specific Settings

Chapter 6: Feedback-Informed Treatment in a Private Practice Setting: Personal Advice and Professional Experience (Jason A. Seidel)

Chapter 7: Feedback-Informed Group Treatment: Application of the OQ–45 and Group Questionnaire (Robert L. Gleave, Gary M. Burlingame, Mark E. Beecher, Derek Griner, Kristina Hansen, and Sue A. Jenkins)

Chapter 8: Feedback-Informed Treatment in Agency and Clinic Settings (Robbie Babins-Wagner)

Chapter 9: Feedback-Informed Treatment in an Agency Serving Children, Youth, and Families (Bob Bertolino)

Chapter 10: Feedback-Informed Treatment With Couples (Bill Robinson)

Chapter 11: Feedback-Informed Treatment in an Addiction Treatment Agency (Julie Seitz and David Mee-Lee)

Chapter 12: Feedback-Informed Treatment With LGBTQ Clients: Social Justice and Evidence-Based Practice (Brittney Chesworth, Alex Filippelli, David Nylund, Julie Tilsen, Takuya Minami, and Chrystal Barranti)

Chapter 13:
Feedback-Informed Treatment With Clients in the Criminal Justice System: The Time Is Now (David S. Prescott)

Chapter 14: Feedback-Informed Treatment for Adolescents and Young Adults With Early-Onset Psychotic Disorders: Developmentally Appropriate Mental Health Services and the Need for Relevant Outcome Measures (Ryan Melton and Elinor Taylor)

Chapter 15: Facilitating the Therapeutic Alliance Between Pharmacists and Patients to Improve Medication Adherence (Janice Pringle and Jaime Fawcett)

III. Professional Development in the Pursuit of Excellence

Chapter 16: The Practice and the Practical: Pushing Your Clinical Performance to the Next Level (Daryl Chow)


About the Editors

About the Editors:

David S. Prescott has worked in human services for 32 years. Devoted to building healthy lives and safe communities, he has produced 14 book projects and numerous articles and chapters in the areas of assessing and treating sexual violence and trauma. Mr. Prescott is a current fellow and past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the largest professional organization of its kind in the world.

Cynthia L. Maeschalck has more than three decades of experience working as a counselor, clinical supervisor, and manager in mental health and addiction services. She has used feedback-informed treatment (FIT) in her practice and has been training clinicians in the use of FIT since 2005. Currently, she is the community manager and director of professional development for the International Center for Clinical Excellence (ICCE) and has been a senior associate, Certified FIT Trainer, and faculty member with the ICCE since its inception.

Scott D. Miller is the founder of the International Center for Clinical Excellence, an international consortium of clinicians, researchers, and educators dedicated to promoting excellence in behavioral health services.

Target Audience:.

This book is intended for mental health practitioner, psychotherapy researcher, and students in this field.


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