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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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FIT and fitting the approach to the client

FIT and fitting the approach to the client

| October 10, 2014

“Fitting the approach to client involves responding to each individual client’s experience. Getting feedback is at the core of this approach” I am a long standing fan of Scott Miller and his work. We share an appreciation of the enormous contribution that Milton Erickson made during his long and productive lifetime and of the heritage […]

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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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It Takes Three to Tango: The Client, the Therapist and MyOutcomes

It Takes Three to Tango: The Client, the Therapist and MyOutcomes

| January 15, 2014

Feedback Informed Therapy tools make therapy more successful Therapeutic sessions are a complex combination of singular psyches, social interactions and situational factors. Some of these are essential to the process of psychotherapy, whereas, with varying degrees, others are less so. Obviously, the most critical element in psychotherapy is the client. Without the client, there is […]

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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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Outcome Rating Scale: Performance and Case Alert Reports

Outcome Rating Scale: Performance and Case Alert Reports

| April 25, 2013

The new MyOutcomes Dashboard enables users to generate real-time reports and case alerts for clinical, supervisory, and administrative purposes.  It is comprised of three sections:  Key Performance Indicators, Case Alerts and the Report Parameters section. The Dashboard provides supervisors and administrators with access to client progress reports by program, provider or location.The Key Performance Indicators section provides […]

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The OQ-45 and MyOutcomes

The OQ-45 and MyOutcomes

| February 28, 2013

The Outcome Questionnaire 45 (OQ-45) is one of several tools that have been developed to address the goals of evidence-based therapy. Even more so, this tool is similar to MyOutcomes’ Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) which itself was designed to work within the framework of the feedback-informed therapy model. Like the ORS, the OQ-45 is a […]

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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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Childs Version of the Outcome Rating Scale and the NHS Foundation Trust

Childs Version of the Outcome Rating Scale and the NHS Foundation Trust

| December 27, 2012

“Outcome Rating Scale is a measure of the client’s therapeutic progress and is a simple, four item visual analog scale that is administered at the beginning of each therapy session” World events continue to remind us of how important quality psychotherapy is to mental health. Over the course of the last half century or so, […]

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