Are you a director charged with managing and optimizing a clinic, program, or department? Have you developed a program to address a specific need in the field of behavioral health and need evidence of its effectiveness to share with stakeholders? Are you a provider interested in tracking and improving the outcomes of your clinic or caseload? A yes to any or all of the questions suggests that you are in a position to benefit from standardized and methodologically sound program evaluation. That may sound like a daunting prospect, particularly since you are likely busy with the day-to-day tasks of running your clinic, program, practice, etc. But with the correct information and resources, an effective and successful evaluation of any size program is achievable.
Blog posts with the tag "Data"
Even though it is rare that I have the opportunity to directly interact with the majority of our CDP training participants, I would wager that I probably am not one of their favorite people. That’s because as the Program Evaluator at CDP, I’m the person behind all of the surveys and feedback forms that we ask each of our training participants to complete
40% and 61%
The percentages of "tobacco use prevalence, including both smokeless and smoking" in, respectively, the Air Force and the Marine Corps (the lowest and highest percentages among the service branches), according to an article in the June 2016 issue of Military Medicine -- Installation Tobacco Control Programs in the U.S. Military.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably one of those tree-hugging vegans who wants to bring their dog to work every day. Me too. Full disclosure: I wrote this blog mostly so I could watch cat videos on company time. But perhaps you have more noble aspirations, such as understanding the current state of research on animal-assisted therapy for military clients. A quick Internet search suggests you’re not alone.
In my role at the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP), I was recently asked about transitioning from military service to civilian life. The specific question asked was how case managers can identify a normal reaction to mourning the loss of identity due to leaving military service versus behavior that could be indicative of a clinical problem/disorder. I think it is a great question and one that many case managers, providers, and even Service members may have.