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Measuring Outcomes in Therapy – The Client is the King

Measuring Outcomes in Therapy – The Client is the King

| August 3, 2015

“Measuring outcomes in therapy based on what the client has to say and his perception of the improvement caused by the treatment is what matters most” Time and again a question surfaces, asking what works in achieving successful outcomes in therapy? A growing list of researchers, including Dr. Scott D. Miller, are convinced that it […]

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MyOutcomes: Transforming Behavioral Healthcare by Dr. Scott D Miller

MyOutcomes: Transforming Behavioral Healthcare by Dr. Scott D Miller

| July 22, 2015

Transforming Behavioral Healthcare with MyOutcomes Outcomes, evidence, effectiveness and accountability are the watchwords of the day For agencies, funding is of prime importance if they have to grow and before anyone can give them the funds, all they want to see is that the agency is actually producing results! Outcomes measurement provides a tangible way […]

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‘I Didn’t See That Coming!’: How a Feedback System Transforms Therapy

‘I Didn’t See That Coming!’: How a Feedback System Transforms Therapy

| June 12, 2015

An article by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S., details the client feedback experiences of Dr. Jason Seidel, PsyD, founder and director of the Colorado Center for Clinical Excellence. Seidel has been using a client feedback system to inform his method of treatment in private practice since 2004. This, according to him, “involves routinely and most importantly formally soliciting feedback […]

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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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Predicted Change in a Client Feedback System

Predicted Change in a Client Feedback System

| April 22, 2015

Researchers have found that providing clinicians with feedback about client progress relative to the norm can improve outcomes for clients. Clinicians can use this vital information as a training tool and to improve their responsiveness to a lack of clinical change.

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Measuring Evidence Based Outcomes: What’s in it for Therapists? (Part 2)

Measuring Evidence Based Outcomes: What’s in it for Therapists? (Part 2)

| April 15, 2015

Our last blog highlighted two reasons why therapists benefit when they get ahead of the evidence-based outcomes measurement curve. In an incisive and insightful article from 2011, Tony Rousmaniere, PsyD, suggested that measuring outcomes increases awareness, maximizes feedback, and helps make therapists better at what they do. He also noted that by embracing outcomes measurement, […]

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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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Measuring Evidence Based Outcomes: What’s in it for Therapists? (Part 1)

Measuring Evidence Based Outcomes: What’s in it for Therapists? (Part 1)

| March 27, 2015

The overwhelming consensus among industry leaders is that tracking, measuring, and reporting psychotherapy outcomes will be the norm, and even standardized, in the future. The health and wellness industry is all about results. Medical patients now routinely ask about the track records and success rates of those treating them and, over time, the clients of […]

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MyOutcomes: A clinician’s best friend

MyOutcomes: A clinician’s best friend

| January 22, 2015

How does MyOutcomes model the true clinical population? When trying to identify and measure any latent variable, two critical factors will play a major role. The first is sample size. The larger the sample size, the greater the variance and, therefore, the greater the likelihood of extracting the variable. An additional benefit of having a large […]

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PCOMS: The Science Behind MyOutcomes

PCOMS: The Science Behind MyOutcomes

| January 14, 2015

Dr. Barry L. Duncan, director of the Heart & Soul of Change Project, gets into the science that forms the backbone of MyOutcomes’ web-based tool. Partners for Change Outcome Management System or PCOMS as it is commonly known is a continuous monitoring and feedback model that has shown increased efficiency in randomized clinical trials (RCTs). […]

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