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

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

| April 6, 2014

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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Strategies for Becoming a Highly Effective Agency: A Webinar by Dr. Scott Miller

Strategies for Becoming a Highly Effective Agency: A Webinar by Dr. Scott Miller

| April 1, 2014

  Strategies for Becoming a Highly Effective Agency A Webinar by Dr. Scott Miller MyOutcomes recently hosted a webinar where Dr. Scott Miller shared his strategies for becoming a highly effective agency. His findings are based on the latest empirical evidence and will help you, your staff or agency: Engage and retain difficult-to-reach patient populations Increase […]

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I’m Walking, Yes Indeed. I’m Talking, ‘Bout MyOutcomes and Me

I’m Walking, Yes Indeed. I’m Talking, ‘Bout MyOutcomes and Me

| February 5, 2014

The importance of therapy feedback for successful outcomes Walking from one end of a room to some specific point on the opposite side of the room would be a simple task for most individuals. Even adding a couple of obstacles to step over or around wouldn’t make the task that much more difficult. But what […]

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