Measurement-Based Care

The CVN Measurement-Based Care Training Toolkit is a comprehensive set of training materials designed to help mental health professionals incorporate measures to enhance quality of care.

Dr. Stephanie Renno, Senior Director of Clinical Practice & Training at Cohen Veterans Network, provides an overview of the Toolkit.


MBC Clinical Guide

Clinical Guide

What is measurement-based care? How does it work? And, why use it? This practical reference guide offers an overview of measurement-based care and details how, when and why to implement the clinical use of the AUDIT-C, PCL-5, GAD-7 and PHQ-9.

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MBC Practice Guide V2

Practice Guide

Deepen learning with this Practice Guide, which incorporates experiential activities. The guide presents six roleplay scenarios to assist users in the practice of introducing and reviewing measures to track client symptoms and progress session-by-session.

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Video Demonstrations

Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test – Concise (Audit-C)

The AUDIT-C is used to screen for active alcohol abuse or dependence. It also measures the severity of alcohol consumption.

In this scenario, Dr. Ashleigh M. Adams demonstrates the use of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test Concise, or AUDIT-C as a way to screen for alcohol use disorders.
In this video, Dr. Kathleen M. Chard demonstrates the use of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist, or PCL-5 for measuring symptoms of PTSD.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist (PCL-5)

The PCL-5 is used to screen for PTSD. It is also used as a measure of PTSD symptom severity, changes in symptoms, and as a provisional diagnosis of PTSD.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Assessment (GAD-7)

The GAD-7 can be used to screen and measure the frequency and severity of anxiety in patients.

In this video, Dr. Gregory Brown demonstrates the use of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Assessment (GAD-7) for measuring the severity of anxiety.
In this scenario, Dr. Gregory Brown demonstrates the use of the Patient Health Questionnaire, or PHQ-9 to screen for major depressive disorder.

Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)

The PHQ-9 is a self-report scale to screen for major depressive disorder, as well as depressive symptoms, insomnia and suicide risk.

MBC Training Toolkit

MBC PowerPoint Training

Introduce measurement-based care with a full PowerPoint training deck, which includes teaching notes. This tool provides over two-hours of introductory training and can be customized to fill the needs of an organization.

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