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The Power of Outcome Driven Recovery in Mental Health

The Power of Outcome Driven Recovery in Mental Health

| April 8, 2016

Discover the power of an Outcome Orientated Approach to Recovery Join me Friday 27, May 2016 in the historic market town of Newark, on the River Trent, for a coming together of minds to share experience and research on the benefits and challenges of embedding the routine administration of the ORS and SRS into a recovery oriented service delivery […]

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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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Introducing “Email PCOMS”

Introducing “Email PCOMS”

| May 15, 2015

Email PCOMS – An innovative way to capture client feedback Based upon the valuable suggestions and feedback from our clients, MyOutcomes introduced remote client access in its May 2014 release. For remote access to the ORS (such as when therapy is conducted via phone) the provider can now give their clients access to the ORS […]

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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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Fear is only HIPAA Deep

Fear is only HIPAA Deep

| March 6, 2015

MyOutcomes Partners with Compliance Helper In an age of alarming events that seem to occur with unnerving regularity, I have done my best to avoid being an alarmist. On the other hand, I have no qualms about being a realist. Being a realist is not the same as being an alarmist. A realist is someone […]

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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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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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Web Based Outcome Management System for Children and Families

Web Based Outcome Management System for Children and Families

| January 5, 2015

How can therapists make therapy children friendly and improve results? Psychotherapy with children is similar to work with adults, but there are some very important differences, differences that are important to how we interpret the treatment research literature. Unlike adults, children rarely see themselves as needing therapy, thus, most treatment referrals tend to be made […]

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Generals and Psychotherapists: Brethren in Arms

Generals and Psychotherapists: Brethren in Arms

| November 14, 2014

Planning to Achieve Positive Outcomes in Therapy A while back, it was argued that one of the more negative consequences of young people smoking marijuana was the development of amotivational syndrome. It had been observed that pot smoking young people seemed to be apathetic and lackadaisical towards activities we consider to be important e.g. going […]

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Clinical and Scientific Considerations in Progress Monitoring:  When Is a Measure Too Long?

Clinical and Scientific Considerations in Progress Monitoring: When Is a Measure Too Long?

| June 20, 2013

“How brief is too brief in progress monitoring in therapy?” RESEARCH IN REVIEW Barry L. Duncan Robert J. Reese 2013 A common psychometric question regarding outcome measurement tools is “how brief is too brief”? Some suggest that in order for an outcome-tracking tool to be reliable and valid, a measure must be of sufficient length. […]

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