Re: Practice Guideline Coalition

mjg (
Fri, 16 Jan 1998 05:54:35 GMT

suggest the society for psychotherapy research

On Tue, 13 Jan 1998 17:28:02 -0800 (PST) Jen A. Gregg wrote:

> From: Jen A. Gregg <>
> Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 17:28:02 -0800 (PST)
> Subject: Practice Guideline Coalition
> To:
> Input Requested for Clinical Guidelines Effort
> The following message asks for your input to an important
project. The
> Practice Guideline Coalition is a multi-disciplinary,
> partnership that is dedicated to better behavioral health
care through the
> dissemination of clinical practice guidelines that are
brief, based on a
> broad consensus about the best available evidence, readily
> by practitioners, focused on core clinical processes and
> outcomes, nationally disseminated, multi-disciplinary, and
available in
> the public domain. Practice guidelines are coming, whether
we are
> comfortable with that idea or not; the PGC effort is
designed to bring
> everyone to the table to try to develop a consensus about
the core
> material they should contain. Representatives from about
45 professional
> and scientific associations, behavioral health care
provider groups,
> consumer groups, managed care associations, and government
agencies have
> participated so far in the coalition building process (a
partial list is
> given below). By the summer of 1998 PGC will develop two
> guidelines in the areas of panic disorder and the
management of chronic
> pain. If the projects are successful, the PGC will be
organized as a
> formal membership organization, and a more extensive
program of guideline
> development will commence. All groups with missions
relevant to behavioral
> health care are welcome to participate.
> The purpose of this message is to ask for your help
in identifying
> groups that should be involved and to ask that they
provide input to the
> demonstration projects (e.g., supply articles or clinical
> recommend panel members) and participate in the coalition
> process. The PGC website is located at and details
> about the history of the coalition, and the kinds of
evidence that are
> being requested can be found there. If you can forward
this message to
> relevant officers or staff of significant groups, they can
then access the
> website. If you would prefer to have the PGC staff contact
a group that
> you think might be interested, send a short email note
about who should be
> contacted to Jennifer Gregg at or mail a
note to the
> Practice Guidelines Coalition, Department of
Psychology/296, University of
> Nevada, Reno, NV 89557. Time is of the essence, since
input on the two
> panels is due shortly after the holidays and evidentiary
input is due by
> the end of February.
> The following are the groups that have been involved up to
this point in
> formal meetings regarding the coalition. Please note that
no one has been
> asked yet to endorse the process and no one will be asked
until concrete
> products are produced; thus these group should be viewed
as interested and
> involved parties, not necessarily supporters. The list of
> groups that have been suggested by others and have been
sent materials or
> have indicated interest can be found at the website.
> Academy of Psychological Clinical Science
> Agency for Health Care Policy Research
> American College of Mental Health Administration
> American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
> American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
> American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology
> American Managed Behavioral Health Association
> American Psychiatric Association
> American Psychological Association
> American Psychological Society
> American Society of Addiction Medicine
> Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy
> Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Health
> Association for Behavior Analysis
> Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses
> Center for Mental Health Services
> Consortium for Clinical Excellence
> Council of Behavioral Group Practices
> Department of Defense
> National Council on Quality Assurance
> Division 12 (Clinical) of the American Psychological
> Division 17 (Counseling) of the American Psychological
> Division 33 (MRDD) of the American Psychological
> Expert Consensus Consortium
> Gerontological Society of America
> Institute for Behavioral Health Care
> International Society of Psychiatric Consulting Liaison
> Mental Health Programs
> National Association of Psychiatric Health Care Systems
> National Association of Social Workers
> National Council of Community Behavioral Health Care
> National Institute on Drug Abuse
> OBSSR Committee on Use of Behavioral Procedures
> Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research,
National Institutes of
> Health
> Park Nicollet Guideline Project
> Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology
> Society for Behavioral Medicine
> Society for Education and Research in Psychiatric Nursing
> Society for Social Work and Research
> Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
> The Health Maintenance Organization Group
> Veteran's Administration