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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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Is there no way to record and plot the ORS in Child Therapy?

Is there no way to record and plot the ORS in Child Therapy?

| February 24, 2016

How to record and plot the ORS for child therapy in MyOutcomes version 14 In the case of child therapy, it is often left to the therapist to determine whether the child is making progress. It is important that the stakeholders in those young children’s lives agree that progress is being made and seek other […]

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Is there Client base for predicting ETR in Child Therapy?

Is there Client base for predicting ETR in Child Therapy?

| February 17, 2016

  Changes in MyOutcomes Version 14 for predicting the Expected Treatment Response in child therapy. In the earlier version of MyOutcomes, there used to be separate algorithms for child therapy and adult therapy but other than the clinical cut offs, the responses were neither significantly different nor predictive of success. The client base for predicting the […]

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Individual Sub Scales-Predictive and Clinical Utility

Individual Sub Scales-Predictive and Clinical Utility

| February 10, 2016

Live consultation about Predictive Utility and Clinical Utility. Dr. Scott D Miller indicates that we only score on the ORS as predictive of the total score. If we are working with an individual who is not progressing, then we look at individual sub-scales to find something clinically useful, but that is not of any predictive utility […]

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Are clients with very high ORS scores considered to be at risk ?

Are clients with very high ORS scores considered to be at risk ?

| January 27, 2016

High ORS scores; a risk or not? The continuous high ORS scores are a good predictor of success and there are a large group of people who don’t experience a decline after early improvement, but it is good clinical practice to prepare the client in case it doesn’t maintain. This would then have a much […]

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Before and After the ORS and SRS – A new reporting feature

Before and After the ORS and SRS – A new reporting feature

| December 16, 2015

Overview on ORS and SRS – A new reporting feature Scott explains why we have gotten rid of the feedback messages we used to have in earlier versions, and why the signals have been changed from hands to simple dots. The earlier algorithm was an initial attempt made a decade ago to help therapists understand the […]

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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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Face to Face or Remote Counselling? MyOutcomes Client Level Access

Face to Face or Remote Counselling? MyOutcomes Client Level Access

| February 27, 2015

Whether face-to-face counselling is the best way to treat patients, or newer, technology enabled techniques like tele-psychiatry or web-based counselling (remote counselling) can work just as well is an ongoing debate. But one thing that can be said without a doubt and substantiated with facts, is that the popularity of telephone and web-based talk therapy […]

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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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