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The Student Who Knew Too Much

The Student Who Knew Too Much

| June 20, 2019

In the course of any day, I talk with dozens of our customers. It isn’t uncommon for me to be asked about the benefits of our FIT eLearning program, especially in respect to introducing it into the already busy lives of graduate students and interns.

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Teach Them to Fish Instead

Teach Them to Fish Instead

| May 27, 2019

In education, we focus on mastery of a skill, rather than the psychological experience of using that skill. When skill development is associated with a tool, we assume that skillset mastery leads directly to tool engagement. A reasonable assumption given that avoiding doing things that don’t reinforce our sense of competence is normal. We can […]

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Within The Therapist Lies The Key

Within The Therapist Lies The Key

| March 4, 2019

“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-established that the alliance between the therapist and the client plays a significant role in predicting successful therapeutic outcomes. A strong alliance is predictive of successfully achieving therapeutic goals, […]

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I Can See Clearly From High Up On a Rocky Mountain Top

I Can See Clearly From High Up On a Rocky Mountain Top

| October 6, 2018

How therapists can attain their summit by regularly taking client feedback The other day, I told my wife that the two most important things I learned in graduate school were: 1) how little I know; and that 2) I had doomed myself to a life of perpetual student-hood. Put another way, every time I reached […]

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To Seek or Not to Seek: Confronting Mental Health with a Mental Health Provider

To Seek or Not to Seek: Confronting Mental Health with a Mental Health Provider

| February 22, 2018

People, who could use support confronting their mental health needs, are often challenged in seeking that support. Two significant reasons why folks don’t seek support for mental health issues are: 1) They believe they don’t need help; 2) They tell themselves that they are who they are, and nothing can change that. To overcome these […]

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SAMHSA approved Client Feedback tools: OQ Analyst & MyOutcomes

SAMHSA approved Client Feedback tools: OQ Analyst & MyOutcomes

| October 30, 2017

SAMHSA approved client feedback tools that help behavioural healthcare professionals achieve therapy effectiveness Moving on towards nearly a quarter century now, there has been a growing realization in the behavioural, emotional and mental health profession that eliciting and measuring client feedback about the therapeutic alliance and perception of change can have a positive impact upon […]

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To Change or Not to Change? When to Change a Client’s ORS Score

To Change or Not to Change? When to Change a Client’s ORS Score

| April 24, 2017

Thousands of agencies, practitioners, and their clients have found MyOutcomes’ web-based application of the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) to be a powerful tool. The process is simple. Using MyOutcomes’ extensive database, the feedback of all clients with the same initial intake score is used to predict an expected course of therapeutic progress. Deviations from the […]

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Beyond The Cloud: The Unsung Player in Data Security

Beyond The Cloud: The Unsung Player in Data Security

| August 12, 2016

Anyone unaware of the importance of securing personal data in the high-tech world of the 21st century has either been studying with some yogi in a cave in the Himalayas, living in a shack in the Canadian wilderness or has been lost in the Australian Outback since…well, since, at least, the turn of the century. […]

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Better to Swim With MyOutcomes® Than to Swim With The Sharks

Better to Swim With MyOutcomes® Than to Swim With The Sharks

| May 20, 2016

Many people believe that sharks need to keep moving in order to stay alive. For most sharks, this is not true. In fact, some recent observations indicate that it may not be true for any sharks. Sharks, it seems, are able to remain in one spot for extended periods of time without dying from the […]

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The Addictions of William Shakespeare, Benjamin Rush & Robert Palmer

The Addictions of William Shakespeare, Benjamin Rush & Robert Palmer

| November 19, 2015

“Today, a working definition of addiction usually includes physical and psychological dependence, as well as destructive behaviors” By writing “The Effects of Ardent Spirits Upon Man,” Benjamin Rush created the foundation upon which the Temperance Movement was built. He also played a critical part in initiating the shift in how society viewed its relationship to […]

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