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Perceptions of Goal Attainment Scaling among Future Behavioral and Mental Health Providers: A Qualitative Analysis

Kenny, H.F., Carver, J.N., Harrison, J., Chapleau, A., & Weller, B.E. (2022). Perceptions of Goal Attainment Scaling in Interprofessional Education: A Qualitative
Analysis, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 49(2), 114-127.

In this article, we described participants experiences using goal attainment scaling as an outcome measure in an interprofessional workforce development and training program over a two-year period. Themes identified were: increased accountability, increased motivation, improved insight into developing individualized goals, and improved insight into developing goals for clients. Findings support the value of GSS as a workforce training and development tool for both professional and health and wellness goal achievement.

Addressing opioid misuse and mental health conditions through interdisciplinary workforce development programs

Weller, B.E., Carver, J.N., Harrison, J. & Chapleau, A. (2021) Addressing opioid misuse and mental health conditions through interdisciplinary workforce development programs, Social Work in Mental Health, 19(3), 220-229, doi: 10.1080/15332985.2021.1904088

In this study, we used Goal Scaling Solutions as a digital tool for two workforce development programs to support achievement of personalized goals as well as to facilitate trainee use of learned techniques in clinical settings following each training session. Use of GSS as a knowledge translation tool demonstrated promise for ensuring more meaningful outcomes beyond attendance and immediate recall through pre/post testing.

Leveraging technology in field education for digital natives: Using goal attainment scaling.

Harrison, J., Chapleau, A., Schell, M., Vaughan, V., & Colzin, C. (2019). Leveraging technology in field education for digital natives: Using goal attainment scaling. Social Work Education, 39(1), 60-70, https://doi: 10.1080/02615479.2019.1642318

In this study, we used GSS technology as a collaborative outcome measure for graduate students and peer support workers during social work and occupational therapy student fieldwork. Findings included both professional goal and personal goals were significantly improved and students reported value in using GSS technology to improve self-awareness and learning.

Fieldwork I program evaluation of student learning using goal attainment scaling.

Chapleau, A. & Harrison, J. (2015). Fieldwork I program evaluation of student learning using goal attainment scaling. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.018325

In this one-year study, we studied the clinical utility of goal attainment scaling as a program evaluation tool in higher education. Goal attainment scaling was able to capture significant increases in levels of student learning, supporting its value as a student outcome measure.

The effectiveness of an occupational therapy consultation model in community mental health.

Chapleau, A., Seroczynski, A.D., Meyers, S., Lamb, K., & Buchino, S. (2012). The effectiveness of an occupational therapy consultation model in community mental health. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 28, 379-395. doi: 10.1080/0164212X.2012.708609

In this one-year study, goal attainment scaling was used as an outcome measure to assess the impact of an occupational therapy consultation model on housing status and goal attainment among adults with serious mental illness who were homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Goal Attainment Scaling: The technological journey from idea to application SIS Quarterly Practice Connections

Chapleau, A. (2016, November). Goal Attainment Scaling: The technological journey from idea to application SIS Quarterly Practice Connections, 1(4), 32-33.

In this invited publication, Dr. Chapleau describes the process of developing a software solution to address unmet needs in healthcare and education.