Lighthouse Institute, the research and training division of Chestnut Health Systems, developed the GAIN family of instruments which includes the GAIN-CGP (Global Appraisal of Individual Needs - Chestnut Global Partners). The GAIN instruments have been used in hundreds of studies and are psychometrically robust and scientifically valid. It is designed for self-administration with paper and pencil or by computer and can be easily converted to a scanable or web-based form as part of a larger system.
Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN)
The Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) originated in 1993 as a collaboration between clinicians, researchers, and policymakers from over a dozen behavioral healthcare agencies to create a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment tool. It is a progressive and integrated series of measures and computer applications designed to support a number of treatment practices, including initial screenings, brief interventions, referrals, standardized clinical assessments for diagnosis, placement, and treatment planning; monitoring of changes in clinical status, service utilization, and costs to society, and subgroup and program level needs assessment and evaluation.
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CGP's staff are experts in the field of employee assistance programs and have written many articles that have been published in leading EAP magazines.
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CGP's staff are experts in the field of employee assistance programs and have prepared and delivered many presentations that cover issues relating to EAPs from evidenced-based practice in EAPs to traumatic stress debriefing and post trauma counseling.
Visit our Presentations page to see a list of presentations our staff have provided over the years.