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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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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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Why therapists shouldn’t fear Outcome Measures

Why therapists shouldn’t fear Outcome Measures

| August 30, 2012

Business professionals are always staring at the bottom line. As benchmarks go, it’s as stark and simple as it gets: earn or exceed your target numbers, and you’re a success. Therapy, needless to say, is a very different breed of beast from profit-driven business. A therapist’s job is to help people, which is a qualitative, […]

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