Historically, it was assumed that clients (patients and offenders) that completed their assigned treatment protocol (classes, counseling treatment or psychotherapy) were better, improved or cured. Research (Eckhardt, 2004 and Broome, et al., 2007) has shown that some, if not many, clients do not benefit from treatment. These findings underscore the need for objective evidence based treatment effectiveness measures.
Many people (courts, assessors, treatment staff, referral agencies, the clients, victims and their families, and others want to know if treatment was effective. Did the client positively change?
Treatment effectiveness tests are administered to a client (patient or offender) twice, once before treatment and again after treatment. Comparison pretest and posttest differences are reported in the Comparison Report. To review a treatment effectiveness outcome report click on one of the following treatment effectiveness links.
A domestic violence offender treatment effectiveness test.
A substance abuse treatment effectiveness test.
A probation or treatment effectiveness test.