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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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Within The Therapist Lies The Key

Within The Therapist Lies The Key

| March 16, 2016

“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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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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My Intuition Says That PCOMS EBP (Evidence-Based Practice) is The Best

My Intuition Says That PCOMS EBP (Evidence-Based Practice) is The Best

| June 6, 2015

Why using PCOMS EBP is the best way forward in psychotherapy! Most people are familiar with the thalidomide disaster of the early 1960s. Thalidomide, a drug developed in Germany and marketed as a treatment for morning sickness, had been distributed in numerous countries. It was scheduled to be released in the United States as soon […]

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One Small Step for MyOutcomes, One Giant Leap for Therapists

One Small Step for MyOutcomes, One Giant Leap for Therapists

| April 3, 2015

Detecting early change in therapy predicts success! One question debated in evolutionary science is whether change occurs gradually over long periods of time or do dramatic events bring about dramatic changes in short periods of time? Resolving this question isn’t simple as an incomplete geological record provides evidence for both. Given that these two explanations […]

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Fear is only HIPAA Deep

Fear is only HIPAA Deep

| March 6, 2015

MyOutcomes Partners with Compliance Helper In an age of alarming events that seem to occur with unnerving regularity, I have done my best to avoid being an alarmist. On the other hand, I have no qualms about being a realist. Being a realist is not the same as being an alarmist. A realist is someone […]

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Creating Psychotherapists for the 21st Century, Part I

Creating Psychotherapists for the 21st Century, Part I

| February 20, 2015

Enhance the therapist’s effectiveness by bringing the client’s voice into therapy To paraphrase William Gibson, the future has arrived, but it has yet to reveal itself. Relative to the beginning of the 20th century, our current century sees us with a much clearer idea of what mental health is, what it can be, and what […]

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