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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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The Addictions of William Shakespeare, Benjamin Rush & Robert Palmer

The Addictions of William Shakespeare, Benjamin Rush & Robert Palmer

| November 19, 2015

“Today, a working definition of addiction usually includes physical and psychological dependence, as well as destructive behaviors” By writing “The Effects of Ardent Spirits Upon Man,” Benjamin Rush created the foundation upon which the Temperance Movement was built. He also played a critical part in initiating the shift in how society viewed its relationship to […]

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Feedback in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Feedback in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

| November 4, 2015

The use of the ORS and SRS to facilitate better outcomes in mental health services Parents and family members are usually the first to notice if a child has problems with emotions or behaviour. Some children are not fortunate enough and have to deal with a childhood that is filled with displeasure, aversion, distrust, and […]

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Measuring Outcomes in Therapy – The Client is the King

Measuring Outcomes in Therapy – The Client is the King

| August 3, 2015

“Measuring outcomes in therapy based on what the client has to say and his perception of the improvement caused by the treatment is what matters most” Time and again a question surfaces, asking what works in achieving successful outcomes in therapy? A growing list of researchers, including Dr. Scott D. Miller, are convinced that it […]

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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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