- Bohnenkamp JH, Glascoe T, Gracey KA, Epstein RA, Benningfield MM. Implementing Clinical Outcomes Assessment in Everyday School Mental Health Practice. Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America. 2015 Apr;24(2). 399-413. PMID: 25773332 [PubMed].
Evidence-based assessment (EBA) has been shown to improve clinical outcomes, but this practice is frequently not implemented in school mental health practice. This article reviews potential barriers to implementation and offers practical strategies for addressing these challenges. Several valid and reliable tools for assessment are reviewed, and information is provided on clinical use. Case examples of EBA implementation in school mental health settings are provided to illustrate how these tools can be used in everyday practice by school mental health clinicians.