Session checklist forms in treatment research: A tool to support supervision and treatment fidelity
Treatment fidelity is of primary concern in treatment research, because unless the specified treatment is being properly implemented, the study’s findings cannot be interpreted. In addition to the “gold standard” of videotaping sessions for later supervision and fidelity rating - which is costly and labor-intensive - there are many procedures to support treatment fidelity, including manualizing the treatment, providing training, and providing supervision. I have developed a “session checklist” form as another tool in support of treatment fidelity. This form, keyed to the steps specified in the treatment manual, prompts the therapist to implement each component of the intervention, to take notes along the way, and to check off those steps which were completed. This form supports treatment fidelity by reminding the therapist what to do, and by serving as an organized record of the session, to facilitate supervision as well as fidelity rating. A sample session form is presented.
Original Work Citation
Greenwald, R. (2002, June). Session checklist forms in treatment research: A tool to support supervision and treatment fidelity. Poster presented at at the 7th EMDR International Association Conference, San Diego, CA
“Session checklist forms in treatment research: A tool to support supervision and treatment fidelity,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed July 30, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/19666.