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Simple Elegance, Not Simple-mindedness

Simple Elegance, Not Simple-mindedness

| December 22, 2013

How MyOutcomes’ simple web-based tool helps therapists achieve greater efficacy and success in therapy I always enjoyed introducing my students to the concept of a good scientific theory, because it was an opportunity to introduce Ockham’s razor. I have always felt an affinity with William of Ockham and his argument that the best explanation was […]

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Request from Barry Duncan

Request from Barry Duncan

| June 6, 2013

I am working on a project and need your help. I am looking for stories from therapists who have implemented my suggestions from On Becoming a Better Therapist—your description of tracking your outcomes with PCOMS, implementing strategies to increase the percentage of clients who respond to you, and the resulting improvement. This would address what […]

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10 Steps to Success!

10 Steps to Success!

| May 29, 2013

How can you become a Feedback Informed System of care? Our clients around the world have proven MyOutcomes’ client driven, feedback-informed approach significantly enhances service effectiveness and leads to a reduction in the overall cost of treatment; but if you can’t get your service providers to embrace a Feedback Informed System of Care, implementation of […]

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Polaris-MH and MyOutcomes

Polaris-MH and MyOutcomes

| February 25, 2013

The Polaris-MH is a NIH funded web tool that addresses the needs of the outcome-based paradigmatic shift in psychotherapeutic goals. The Polaris-MH is a questionnaire that measures three domains: Subjective Well-Being, Symptoms and Functional Disability. Functional Disability is comprised of three subscales: social, vocation and personal. Symptoms measures seven areas: depression, anxiety, somatization, phobias, PTSD, […]

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Isn’t the ORS and SRS just a patient satisfaction measure?

Isn’t the ORS and SRS just a patient satisfaction measure?

| January 25, 2013

“Isn’t it really just a patient satisfaction measure and what do they tell you anyway?” is one of the three typical questions asked regarding the ORS and SRS, according to Scott Miller, who along with Barry Duncan, developed these two therapeutic tools. This is actually a two-part question that attempts to challenge the validity of […]

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How to Use an Early Warning System in Therapy

How to Use an Early Warning System in Therapy

| October 23, 2012

Webinar series by Dr. Barry Duncan The art and science of becoming a better therapist – using an early warning system in therapy “The first and foremost way to become a better therapist is to add feedback to your work — period. Collecting systematic feedback improves outcomes more than anything since the beginning of psychotherapy.”– […]

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The pinnacle of therapist development is healing involvement

The pinnacle of therapist development is healing involvement

| September 25, 2012

Advancing Outcome Informed Therapy Video Series Video #3 of 6 (2:08 min.) The pinnacle of therapist development is healing involvement The pinnacle of therapist development is healing involvement. So, what causes this and, more importantly, how can you make it happen more often? Healing involvement represents therapists at their best — when their immersion into […]

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Outcomes all equal? The Dodo Bird Debate lives on

Outcomes all equal? The Dodo Bird Debate lives on

| September 7, 2012

It seems the jury is still out on the “Dodo Bird verdict” declaring that all treatment approaches work equally well (provided, of course, there are good therapists using them). To see where the two sides in the debate stand, read this 2009 article by Siev, Huppert and Chambless in Behavior Therapist alongside Scott D. Miller’s […]

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Is your Agency secure against Digital Threats?

Is your Agency secure against Digital Threats?

| July 23, 2012

A growing number of agencies are utilizing the Internet to seek and store health and medical information. Electronic health records are becoming standard for their ease of use, speed of access, and lower costs. But with the systematic collection of a patient’s medical history, personal stats, and billing information, it’s no wonder patients are feeling […]

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