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  • How can therapists determine when recovery is achieved?
    June 26, 2022 at 11:00 PM

    It ain't over ‘til the fat lady sings’ is an operatic reference to the rather large Valkyrie, Brunhilde, who, wearing her horned cap and holding her sword and shield, sings an aria signaling the end of a Wagnerian opera. In the English language, we...

  • Study Shows FIT Improves Effectiveness by 25% BUT …
    June 19, 2022 at 11:00 PM

    “Why don’t more therapists do FIT?” a grad student asked me during a recent consultation.  Seated nearby in the room were department managers, supervisors, and many experienced practitioners.

    “Well,” I said, queuing up my usual, diplomatic answer...

  • Can you use the ORS assessment for children?
    May 31, 2022 at 12:00 PM
  • Are the MyOutcomes clinical measures scientifically validated?

    Go to the International Center for Clinical Excellence (ICCE) website to see all the studies done using the Outcomes Rating Scale and the Session Rating Scale.  There has been a ton of research.

    This is why Read more

  • Urgent Need for Mental Health Services.
    May 22, 2022 at 11:00 PM

    Scientific Reports recently published an article outlining the need to prioritize behavioral health concerns as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Specifically, the article quotes the Tulane University School of Social Work in New ...

  • Do clinical measures really help therapists/counselors get un-stuck?
    May 16, 2022 at 11:00 PM

    Learn how client feedback can be quite positive to improve results.

    This is why MyOutcomes Feedback-Informed Treatment is so important.

    ...
  • Are therapists/counselors achieving successful client outcomes?
    May 8, 2022 at 11:00 PM

    The answer might surprise you!

    This is why MyOutcomes Feedback-Informed Treatment is so important.

    ...
  • How to Grow Your Practice with MyOutcomes
    April 26, 2022 at 5:00 AM

    With a growing number of individuals seeking therapeutic services over the past few years, counselors need better access to tools that help them grow their practice and effectively serve clients.

    At MyOutcomes, we offer clinical measures to help ...

  • Simple Elegance,  Not Needless Complexity.

    How MyOutcomes’ simple web-based tool helps therapists achieve greater efficacy and success in therapy with elegance.

    William of Ockham, of "Ockham's Razor" fame, believed that the best explanation was the o...

  • Is Your Clinical Team Truly Connecting with Their Clients? 
    April 10, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    Should therapists/counselors assess themselves?

    How can you tell if your clinicians are really connecting with their clients?

    Well, one approach would be to ask the clinicians.  Clinical directors wo...

  • The Science Behind MyOutComes Mental Health Software
    March 30, 2022 at 5:00 AM

    Today, thanks to telehealth platforms and virtual counseling, more people have access to mental health services than ever before. And with what has...

  • STRENGTHEN THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP
    March 27, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    Why should you consider making Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) a part of your clinical practice?

    ...
  • How Measuring Mental Health Outcomes Can Improve Your Practice
    March 10, 2022 at 5:00 AM

    Within the mental health arena, it can be difficult to measure a patient’s progress. How can we truly know if a patient is feeling less anxious? More satisfied with life? If they’re experiencing fewer symptoms of PTSD? Outcome measures can ascribe quant...

  • How to Reach your Pinnacle of Success in Therapy?
    March 6, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    How much time do mental health professionals spend on improving their skills?  How much room for improvement is there, really?  How can you measure improvement to see if you're actually getting better?

    Being a therapist is not easy!...

  • An Interview with Carrie McManus, Director of Innovation and Programs, Sagesse February 10, 2022 @ 11 AM PST.
    February 28, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    Sagesse’s core mission is to “disrupt structures of domestic abuse.”  Sagesse uses MyOutcomes' Feedback Informed Treatments.  Carrie shares her experience.

    How does your agency s...

  • Within The Therapist Lies The Key
    February 20, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    “The establishment of a therapeutic alliance can be a daunting task, even for those therapists who are generally successful.”

    For some time now, it has been well-understood that the alliance between the therapist and the client plays a s...

  • How to improve patient outcomes and retention
    February 7, 2022 at 8:00 AM

    When searching for common health services such as counseling or family medicine, patients have access to a variety of different providers. For this reason, it is the task of each healthcare facility to promote positive outcomes and maintain retention. U...

  • Plug and Play with MyOutcomes
    January 31, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    An all-in-one solution is possible! Easily integrate your EHR with MyOutcomes today using Plug and Play.

    Many therapists/councelors are looking to move their agencies to become evidence based.  To become evidence based is a journey.  At t...

  • Is your clinical team truly connecting with their clients?
    January 23, 2022 at 7:30 AM

    Why is this important?

    It is important that there be a strong connection between client and psychotherapist/counselor for several reasons.  The most important reason is the most obvious: the client may be exposing profound feelings, beli...

  • Teach them to fish instead.
    January 9, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    We can give a hungry person one fish for dinner or a fishing rod, but for them to eat regularly, we need to teach them to fish.

    Educators tend to focus on mastery of a skill, rather than the psychological experience of using said skill. ...

  • Using Feedback-Informed Treatment Software in Your Practice
    December 16, 2021 at 10:30 PM

    The work of therapists and counsellors is generally considered unquantifiable. Addressing patients' emotional quality of life doesn't produce immediate results or deliver linear improvements.

    One of the biggest frustrations for s...

  • No more assumptions with MyOutcomes FIT measures.
    December 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    Why guess when you don’t have to?

    Let's face it, assumptions--related to gut feel--can be hit and miss.  Without the right kind of feedback in therapy, therapists/counselors rely on imprecise assumptions.  The questions we have for t...

  • Can you garner candid feedback from clients?
    December 5, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    Getting good, accurate feedback, session by session is a must for all psychotherapist/counselors.

    Getting good, accurate feedback session by session is a must. Sometimes clients may fear having the face-to-face discussi...

  • Who benefits from SRS and ORS measures?
    November 29, 2021 at 6:30 AM

    Evidence-based practice relies on more than just theoretical prowess and a gut feeling.

    Evidence-based practice relies on more than just theoretical prowess and the gut feelings of the mental health professional, although these are criti...

  • Four Main Benefits of MyOutcomes.
    November 21, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    Are you committed to improving the mental health of your clients? MyOutcomes can help behavioral health agencies by:  1) strengthening the therapeutic alliance, 2) increasing successful outcomes, 3) reducing dropouts, and 4) shortening wait lists.

  • The importance of using SRS outcomes in behavioral health services
    November 15, 2021 at 6:30 AM

    Oftentimes, clients do not feel comfortable speaking up, this is why it’s important to have rating scales.

    The Session Rating Scale and Outcome Rating Scale work hand-in-hand to produce the best possible results while working with a behavioral health specialist.

  • Why Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT)?
    November 8, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    When asking a client for feedback using the Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) tools, a therapist/counselor pays heed to the client’s state of mind. FIT engages both parties. This breeds synergy and understanding where client and counselor/therapist are bound together by a common goal.

  • Why Client Feedback is Integral to Clinical Success.
    October 31, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    As a therapist/counselor being able to gauge, and even measure, the therapeutic alliance is critical to care. If you suspect your therapy sessions aren’t working perhaps a new approach is in order. MyOutcomes can tell you if you are back on track.

  • Do Clinical Measures Improve Therapy/Counseling?
    October 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    The short answer is: absolutely.

    Why wait until a client leaves your agency to find out what went wrong.  With feedback-informed treatment (FIT), clinicians/therapists get feedback session by session.

    The reason why gatheri...

  • Is Telehealth Effective?
    October 18, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    How MyOutcomes can reduce concerns about adverse effects of telehealth on psychotherapy and therapeutic rapport.

    What is telehealth?

    The internet has foundationally changed the way human...

  • Mental Health Agencies Can Benefit from the MyOutcomes Measures
    October 13, 2021 at 9:30 AM

    Agencies that adopt Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) best practices can expect to see client improvements up to 2.5 time greater than treatment without measures. The Session Rating Scale (SRS) and Outcome Rating Scale (ORS)--tools recently introduced to psychotherapy--benefit the therapist/counsellor and the client.

  • Are your Mental Health costs rising?  The Business Logic of Investing in Mental Health?
    October 6, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    Many business owners are paying monthly for health plans / EAP (Employee Assistance Providers) to offer mental health counselling to their employees.  However, as a business owner, are you truly getting value for the money you’re spending?  If your EAP provider used MyOutcomes, you would know.

  • 4 Reasons to Use Psychotherapy Feedback Measures
    October 1, 2021 at 2:00 PM

    In the field of psychotherapy, patient experience is the foundation of quality care. In recent years, we have seen a surge in digital alternatives to in-person medical services. Telehealth platforms enable therapists and counsellors to reach a broader r...

  • MyOutcomes - An Essential Mental Health Management Solution
    September 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    In the fast evolving sector of mental health change is certain.

    Clients join agencies. Clients leave agencies. Sometimes, they return. Sometimes they return and need to be accessed by a different administrative branch or ...

  • What Drives Outcomes in Psychotherapy?
    September 13, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    … the therapeutic alliance influences outcome not because it is healing in its own right, but because it allows the patient to accept, follow, and believe in the treatment.

    The quest to understand what the driving forces behind psychotherapy are ...

  • Measuring children’s therapy results with the ORS and CORS
    September 12, 2021 at 4:00 AM

    Feedback is a big part of knowing what’s working and what isn’t in your current approach to something, and therapy is no different. It’s especially important to get a solid understanding of this when you’re working with a child, though it can also be es...

  • MyOutcomes for Mental Well Being -Measure Therapeutic Effectiveness with MyOutcomes
    September 7, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    Behavioral therapy has been an integral part of society's health and wellness industry for decades now. However, one key aspect has been missing--the ability to effectively measure progress.

    How can counsellors/therapists tell if a treatment ...

  • How a Session Rating Scale Helps
    August 16, 2021 at 7:00 AM

    Progress is the foundation of therapy. However, gauging whether clients are making meaningful progress is difficult. Understanding this is vital. Effective treatment strengthens engagement, shortens waitlists, and reduces dropouts. If tracking progress ...

  • Which evidence-based practice in psychotherapy is the best?
    July 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM

    Evidence-based treatments play a significant role in evidence-based practices (EBP) in psychotherapy and general health care. A long laundry list of EBP has been developed with the goal of ensuring treatment efficacy and patient safety. The United State...

  • How a Session Rating Scale Form Shows Your Relationship with Clients
    June 28, 2021 at 11:00 PM

    The therapeutic alliance, or the provider-client bond, is known to exercise strong influence over client outcomes. That’s why a session-by-session understanding of how clients feel about the therapeutic relationship is crucial to enabling positive outco...

  • Lessons from an outcome tracker: reasons people stop seeing their therapist
    May 28, 2021 at 7:00 AM

    When you’re a therapist and you lose patients who you don’t feel like are ready to discontinue therapy, you want to know why they stop seeing you. With an outcome tracker from MyOutcomes, you can get this information and record feedback to better serve ...

  • How to Monitor Progress with Feedback Informed Treatments
    May 3, 2021 at 4:00 AM

    As the stigma that surrounded mental health issues for so long continues to fade away, an increasing number of people are now starting to seek the care they need. This is especially true now after mental health problems were only exasperated by the COVI...

  • Is telehealth better than in-person therapy?
    April 5, 2021 at 5:00 AM

    As the need for health care services increases, mental health professionals are communicating more with patients through the Internet than ever before. We are always finding new ways to make access to mental health care more convenient for patients.

  • What is the MyOutcomes FIT eLearning platform?
    January 27, 2021 at 5:00 AM

    Telehealth is a big part of the future of the healthcare industry. However, physical clinics will continue to operate as the standard for patient care. Because of the hybrid future that healthcare providers will need to learn to work with, progr...

  • 4 Reasons Why MyOutcomes Will Help Your Clients
    December 30, 2020 at 5:00 AM

    It’s a challenge for therapists and counselors to get their clients to see the progress they’ve made in therapy. They may not feel as though they’re getting closer to their therapy goals, even when they’re working hard at every session. Self-imp...

  • Telehealth and the future of therapy with top mental health software
    December 10, 2020 at 5:00 AM

    With the current state of the world and the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth has grown with an exponential number of remote visits and billions of dollars have been designated to growing the industry.

  • The Top Mental Health Software and Telehealth Therapy
    November 30, 2020 at 5:00 AM

    The coronavirus pandemic impacted the mental healthcare field considerably. Not only are more people experiencing mental health issues as a result of stay-at-home orders, but it’s also limited people’s ability to visit their therapists due to so...

  • How Management Systems Help Client Mental Health Outcomes
    November 19, 2020 at 5:00 AM

    One of the most common questions clients have in therapy is, “How do I know this is working?” During treatment, it’s hard to feel the progress made on a week to week basis. It’s also a challenge to look at therapy on a macro-level for both thera...

  • Things You May Not Know About MyOutcomes
    October 1, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    Most mental health professionals recognize MyOutcomes as one of the most efficient programs on the market for implementing PCOMS.

    But there’s a lot of other wonderful things about MyOutcomes you may know about.

    MyOutcomes is dedicated to hel...

  • 4 Perks Of Using An Outcome And Reporting Tracking System
    September 11, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    Finding new ways to improve patient outcomes can seem like an overwhelming, endless task that requires lots of tedious trial and error. Knowing what your patients need to improve and developing a holistic understanding of their progress can be difficult...

  • Want to improve patient outcomes? Here’s what to know
    August 28, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    If you’re a mental healthcare practitioner, then it’s likely that your top priority is ensuring patients have access to the care they need. It’s also crucial that patients are paired with effective treatments to improve their overall outcome.

    By k...

  • 4 reasons why measuring your patients’ therapy progress is important
    July 31, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    In the psychotherapy industry, the vast majority of patients approach you with the expectation that you will be able to help them overcome any issues they’re having with their mental or behavioral health.

    But how do you really know if your recomme...

  • An affordable Telehealth Solution for FIT Practitioners
    July 3, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    For a limited time, we are so pleased to be able to offer everyone who makes the in-app purchase for MyOutcomes Mobile app, free access to the web-based application for one year! When you make the in-app purchase, we will sync the app to the web-based a...

  • Thoughts on industry trends from a top mental health software company
    June 26, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    As the importance of mental health becomes less stigmatized, those seeking mental wellness now have better access to care than ever before. Technology is playing a huge role in bridging this gap.

  • The Gold Standard Of Feedback-Informed Therapy
    May 29, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    Do you ever wish you could collect client feedback from your phone? We understand the importance of client feedback and its critical role in running a successful practice. Processing and applying patient feedback in a seamless way can make your practice...

  • The Rise of Mental Health Apps and Therapy Outcomes Tracking Software
    May 5, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    The past few years have seen a rise in the number of mental health apps available to Internet users. If you’re struggling with depression and anxiety, addiction and isolation, or simply seeking self-care advice, there are hundreds of downloadable progra...

  • Creating An e-Learning School Culture with the Innovative Fit eLearning Program
    April 2, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    Behavioral health management practices present clinicians and practitioners with integral data to determine treatments and support plans for the well-being of patients. The Fit eLearning program introduced by MyOutcomes for Mental Well Being Inc. is an ...

  • Better Results...with Scott D. Miller
    March 15, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    Recently, therapist and researcher, Scott D. Miller, PhD sat down and shared his personal journey to attain better treatment results. At one point stating “…I wanted to help people. Throughout my training and now 30 plus years as a clinician, I’ve strug...

  • Does Feedback-Informed Treatment Work?
    March 9, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    The truth is, it depends.

    First, it depends on what you mean by Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT). If you think it means faithfully collecting session data your right, but if all you’re doing is collecting data you’re missing the point and your cl...

  • MyOutcomes for Mental Health Agencies Presents a Powerful Professional Support Product
    February 26, 2020 at 5:00 AM

    Client care in mental health is a complex task. Making sure that each client receives great service and feels well served is the mission of all treatment facilities. 

    From the largest to the smallest operations, tools from MyOutcomes have helped ...

  • What Is eLearning? A Guide Provided by MyOutcomes For Mental Well Being, Your Regional FIT eLearning Experts
    January 21, 2020 at 5:00 AM

    In only a couple of generations, the concept of learning has evolved. A few decades ago, learning took place in a classroom. Correspondence courses provided a few rare opportunities to learn from home, but rarely in choice fields.

    Today, professio...

  • 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Mental Health Providers and the Answer To: What Makes a Good Psychotherapist?
    December 23, 2019 at 5:00 AM

    As we prepare to welcome another new year, many people are starting to think about their New Year’s resolutions. And especially as we enter a new decade, it might have you feeling the pressure more than ever to really start 2020 with a bang.

    As a ...

  • My Outcomes app and Other Mobile Apps Now Available For Mental Health Uses and Needs
    November 15, 2019 at 5:00 AM

    “There’s an app for that.”

    For at least the past decade, countless questions on a vast array of subjects have lead to that reply. 

    Mobile phone app technology used to be seen as access to an entire world of information. As the technology adv...