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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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Give Me Evidence or Give Me Death

Give Me Evidence or Give Me Death

| November 12, 2013

The increasing importance of using an Evidence Based Model in psychotherapy Articles have been written about  various factors that interfere with people obtaining adequate mental healthcare, like lack of insurance coverage for psychotherapy, mis-education by the pharmaceutical industry, lack of public education by the government etc. In short, many people with emotional and behavioural problems […]

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Request from Barry Duncan

Request from Barry Duncan

| June 6, 2013

I am working on a project and need your help. I am looking for stories from therapists who have implemented my suggestions from On Becoming a Better Therapist—your description of tracking your outcomes with PCOMS, implementing strategies to increase the percentage of clients who respond to you, and the resulting improvement. This would address what […]

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Security and Privacy Standards for the Modern Mental Health Therapists’ Electronic Office

Security and Privacy Standards for the Modern Mental Health Therapists’ Electronic Office

| January 2, 2013

Are you a behavioural health practitioner and are concerned about meeting security and privacy standards? MyOutcomes is committed to meeting or exceeding current standards, here are some of the most common concerns identified across different electronic health information policies. Physical Safeguards? – MyOutcomes’ server has an enterprise-class firewall and is housed in a data center […]

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The Hap-Happiest Season of All?

The Hap-Happiest Season of All?

| December 12, 2012

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, but your billing through the holiday season can cause you some fear. Hearts are a-glowing amidst much mistletoeing – and your client bookings are slowing. It’s the hap-happiest season of all, but your clients don’t call – they’re spending all their time and money at the mall.

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Therapists let us in on the best advice they’ve ever received…

Therapists let us in on the best advice they’ve ever received…

| November 5, 2012

Margarita Tartakovsky, associate editor at Psych Central, recently wrote an article on the best advice therapists have ever received. Here’s what some top therapists had to share:

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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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Commonly cited barriers to implementation

Commonly cited barriers to implementation

| October 18, 2012

It’s easy for us humans to blame the cold, unfeeling machine whenever we struggle to get over the learning curve that comes with mastering new technology. But when researchers from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas studied barriers to implementing computerized decision support systems in clinical practice, they discovered that many of […]

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