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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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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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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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PCOMS: The Science Behind MyOutcomes

PCOMS: The Science Behind MyOutcomes

| January 14, 2015

Dr. Barry L. Duncan, director of the Heart & Soul of Change Project, gets into the science that forms the backbone of MyOutcomes’ web-based tool. Partners for Change Outcome Management System or PCOMS as it is commonly known is a continuous monitoring and feedback model that has shown increased efficiency in randomized clinical trials (RCTs). […]

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A webinar on “Just Talk”… PCOMS as Political Action

A webinar on “Just Talk”… PCOMS as Political Action

| September 1, 2014

  At the recent Heart and Soul of Change Conference, the gentle and powerful Jacqueline Sparks, PhD gave a moving keynote on how: Psychotherapy itself is a political act. What we do in our daily practice, within the sphere of psychotherapy talk or within the confines of our work setting, either supports or undermines systems of […]

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Ensuring Success in Therapy

Ensuring Success in Therapy

| July 13, 2014

What is PCOMS and how does outcome measurement ensure success in therapy? An article titled “Misjudged counselling and therapy can be harmful” published recently in The Guardian stated the results of a government funded study conducted by AdEPT (Adverse Effects of Psychological Therapies). According to the analysis of outcomes of psychotherapies the study found that […]

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PCOMS at Your Convenience

PCOMS at Your Convenience

| June 2, 2014

Join Heart and Soul of Change’s affordable online training program that provides 24/7 support and tells you everything you wanted to know about implementing PCOMS into your practice. Einstein once said, “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” The world around us is constantly changing. In order to keep up with […]

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Further Validation of PCOMS

Further Validation of PCOMS

| May 7, 2014

Efficacy of client feedback in Army Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment Program Schuman, Slone, Reese, and Duncan (April 2014) recently published, in the Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, the results of their investigation of routine monitoring of client progress using the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS). The study indicated that soldiers receiving treatment in […]

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PCOMS in Practice

PCOMS in Practice

| March 26, 2014

PCOMS or Partners for Change Outcome Management System is a SAMHSA approved evidence-based practice and is a practical solution to both the therapist’s and the agency’s need for being able to measure outcomes and achieve desired results. It doesn’t change the way a practitioner works but makes their work better as it is atheoretical and […]

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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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