The Content of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Counseling Reported by Patients in a National Survey

  • Craig Landry
  • Ruth Klap
  • Lingqi Tang
  • Diana Liao
  • Jeannie Miranda
  • Kenneth B. Wells
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10488-009-0250-y

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Landry, C., Klap, R., Tang, L. et al. Adm Policy Ment Health (2010) 37: 279. doi:10.1007/s10488-009-0250-y
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Abstract

This study examined counseling content reported by a national sample of persons receiving care for alcohol, drug or mental health (ADM) problems in a year. The sample included 2,722 individuals over 18 who reported past year mental health or substance abuse care or assessments in a nationally representative survey conducted in 2000–2001. Counseling domains approximating commonly practiced or evidence-based approaches for depression, anxiety, or substance abuse were assessed. Patient self-report may be one useful way of tracking whether components of standard therapies are implemented in practice.

Keywords

Counseling contentEvidence based approachesPatient self report

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Craig Landry
    • 1
  • Ruth Klap
    • 1
  • Lingqi Tang
    • 1
  • Diana Liao
    • 1
  • Jeannie Miranda
    • 1
  • Kenneth B. Wells
    • 1
  1. 1.UCLA Health Services Research CenterLos AngelesUSA