Research and Evaluation of CPS Outcomes

  • Alisha R. Pollastri
  • Lu WangEmail author
Part of the Current Clinical Psychiatry book series (CCPSY)


This chapter describes various factors associated with evaluating the effects of implementing Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). It first provides a summary of existing evidence regarding CPS outcomes and then demystifies the process of outcome evaluation for quality improvement by outlining the critical steps for examining outcomes in any clinical or educational setting. Finally, the chapter follows a fictional case example as it takes the necessary steps to complete an evaluation of outcomes and presents results to stakeholders.


Collaborative Problem Solving Research Evaluation Evidence Quality improvement Outcomes Data Measure 

Supplementary material

Video 8.1

Editor Michael Hone, Executive Director of Crossroads Children’s Mental Health Centre in Ottawa, reviews his organization’s decision to commit to studying implementation of CPS. In this video, he discusses the positive impact the research itself had upon his organization and the importance of engaging in such systemic study of clinical practice (MP4 430868 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Think:Kids in the Department of PsychiatryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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