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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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Conducting PCOMS guided Recovery Groups- Closing the Resource Gap in Psychotherapy

Conducting PCOMS guided Recovery Groups- Closing the Resource Gap in Psychotherapy

| February 5, 2015

Conducting PCOMS guided Recovery Groups model is built on three key concepts: recovery, group therapy, and CDOI therapy. At whichever level of community one wishes to consider, there is a growing demand for mental health services that isn’t being matched by an equivalent accessibility to mental health services. This disparity between the need for services […]

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MyOutcomes’ Apt App

MyOutcomes’ Apt App

| January 29, 2015

“MyOutcomes’ apt app can be easily downloaded onto any number of electronic devices a client might use” It is my recollection that when the first computers began appearing in the business world and the health professions, they were promoted as reducing paperwork and saving time. Of course, they really did neither. Software tended to be […]

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The Old Guard in the 21st Century

The Old Guard in the 21st Century

| December 15, 2014

“For therapists who wish to help their clients achieve practical outcomes in therapy, MyOutcomes is the perfect partner to help insure their success” For the last 30 years or so, a move to engage clients in therapy as participants in the therapeutic process rather than simply being recipients of therapy has been in progress. The […]

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Can We Be Technically Secure in Our Technological Security?

Can We Be Technically Secure in Our Technological Security?

| December 7, 2014

“For Technological Security, MyOutcomes uses encryption for storage of client data as well as for transmitting data to and from their customers” Technological advances typically bring improvements in the way humans can live. They also bring new threats pertaining technological security and anxieties. The domestication of the horse allowed our ancestors to travel greater distances […]

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HIPAA-nomics: Compliance or Certification?

HIPAA-nomics: Compliance or Certification?

| December 3, 2014

“As the healthcare industry has worked to become HIPAA compliant, “HIPAA certification” has become a new buzz phrase.” The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, commonly referred to as HIPAA, has mental health providers and agencies all abuzz. Also known as the Kennedy-Kassebaum bill, it is a far reaching law with the primary […]

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Clouds, Seeing Both Sides

Clouds, Seeing Both Sides

| November 25, 2014

“The Cloud is a place to store data that is accessible anywhere and anytime, either wirelessly or via more traditional methods for accessing the internet” When I was a child, my parents frequently told me that I had my head in the clouds. I recall one time when they were less than pleased with my […]

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