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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241029     Find in a Library
  Title: Texas Christian University (TCU) Short Forms for Assessing Client Needs and Functioning in Addiction Treatment
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  Author(s): D. Dwayne Simpson ; George W. Joe ; Kevin Knight ; Grace A. Rowan-Szal ; Julie S. Gray
  Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:51  Issue:1-2  Dated:January-March 2012  Pages:34 to 56
  Date Published: 2012
  Page Count: 23
  Annotation: This article dicussed the Texas Christian University (TCU) Short Forms.
  Abstract: The TCU Short Forms contain a revised and expanded set of assessments for planning and managing addiction treatment services. They are formatted as brief (one-page) forms to measure client needs and functioning, including drug use severity and history (TCUDS II), criminal thinking and cognitive orientation (CTSForm), motivation and readiness for treatment (MOTForm), psychological functioning (PSYForm), social relations and functioning (SOCForm), and therapeutic participation and engagement (ENGForm). These instruments facilitate optically scanned data entry, computerized scoring, and rapid graphical feedback for clinical decisions. The present study (based on 5,022 inmates from eight residential prison treatment programs) examines evidence on scale reliabilities and measurement structures of these tools. Results confirmed their integrity and usefulness as indicators of individual and group-level therapeutic dynamics. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
  Main Term(s): Inmate drug treatment
  Index Term(s): Motivation ; Needs assessment ; Assessment centers ; Instrument validation ; Texas
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
United States of America
  Grant Number: R37DA13093;R01DA025885
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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