Implementing Clinical Outcomes Assessment in Everyday School Mental Health Practice

Jill Haak Bohnenkamp*, Tracy Glascoe, Kathy A. Gracey, Richard A. Epstein, Margaret M. Benningfield

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-413
Number of pages15
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015


  • Clinical outcomes assessment
  • Evidence-based assessment
  • School mental health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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