Leontien de Kwaadsteniet, York Hagmayer, Nicole Krol and Cilia Witteman

De rol van verklaringen in de keuze van effectieve interventies. = The role of explanations in the selection of effective interventions

Kind en Adolescent

One important reason to opt for a specific intervention seems to be the expectation that the intervention will effectively alleviate a clientʼs problems. We investigated whether clinicians base their judgments of the effectiveness of interventions on the explanations that they construct for a clientʼs problems. Forty clinical child psychologists drew causal models and rank ordered interventions according to their expected effectiveness for two cases. We calculated the effects that the interventions would have in cliniciansʼ causal models and compared the outcomes with cliniciansʼ rankings. We found that cliniciansʼ causal models explained the clientsʼ problems differently and that clinicians had different expectations of the effectiveness of interventions. We could however predict ratings of effectiveness of interventions from cliniciansʼ individual models. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved)

Accession Number: 2016-23021-002. Translated Title: The role of explanations in the selection of effective interventions. Translated Serial Title: Child and Adolescent. Partial author list: First Author & Affiliation: de Kwaadsteniet, Leontien; Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Release Date: 20170518. Publication Type: Journal (0100), Peer Reviewed Journal (0110). Format Covered: Electronic. Document Type: Journal Article. Language: Dutch; Flemish. Major Descriptor: Clinicians; Intervention; Judgment. Minor Descriptor: Psychologists. Classification: Health & Mental Health Treatment & Prevention (3300). Population: Human (10). Page Count: 10. Issue Publication Date: Aug, 2011.