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TOMS, a simple Therapy Outcomes Management System

TOMS, a simple Therapy Outcomes Management System

| January 19, 2017

The Therapy Outcomes Management System (TOMS) is a simple way for you to keep session notes and outcome data using the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) and the Session Rating Scale (SRS).  This app for iPad/iPhone/iPod is used to provide instant feedback on outcomes of counseling and therapy, client by client. Why the TOMS? It’s simple–research […]

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Tracking Patient Outcomes – How looking at the dropout rate affects the Post Effect Size and how it is related to deliberate practice

Tracking Patient Outcomes – How looking at the dropout rate affects the Post Effect Size and how it is related to deliberate practice

| September 6, 2016

An Overview to Tracking Patient Outcomes Tracking Patient Outcomes, Dr. Scott D Miller says that looking at the dropout rate in MyOutcomes Version14 is useful, as it gives the therapist time to reflect on what to do so as to keep the client engaged in the therapy for longer, thereby helping the client to maintain […]

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The Relative Effect Size in MyOutcomes Version 14

The Relative Effect Size in MyOutcomes Version 14

| January 13, 2016

An overview of the effects of why the Corrected Effect Size has changed to Relative Effect Size As all of the statistics depend on the sample that you are compared to, earlier adjustments to case mix had to be made when they were compared to the median client progress, and so corrected effect size was […]

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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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Feedback Informed Treatment Webinar Series- Fall 2015

Feedback Informed Treatment Webinar Series- Fall 2015

| September 11, 2015

Register Now for the Feedback Informed Treatment Webinar Series Fall 2015 As you’re no doubt aware, clinicians around the world are being asked to collect and report treatment outcomes. Outcome measurement is becoming an integral part of healthcare reform and, in many instances, required for reimbursement.   The Webinar will include: The Empirical Basis for […]

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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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Is a video the best method to explain the benefits of Measuring Outcomes?

Is a video the best method to explain the benefits of Measuring Outcomes?

| April 27, 2015

Video will soon be 90% of Internet traffic. 1 Video is the most effective website initiative.2 Do you include video on your website?  Video is a very effective way to relay information about your practice and connect with visitors.  Many experts predict that video will continue to grow in popularity and sites that do not utilize […]

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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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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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The Course of Change in Effective Therapy

The Course of Change in Effective Therapy

| September 20, 2013

The general trajectory or course of change in effective therapy is predictable as proven by researcher Ken Howard at Northwestern University But how can you apply this to your therapy practice? With MyOutcomes, calculations are simplified, taking only a minute to complete at the beginning and end of each session. The client can enter their […]

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