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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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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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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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Outcome Measurement – A new standard in behavioural health!

Outcome Measurement – A new standard in behavioural health!

| September 3, 2013

Measuring outcomes is increasingly becoming a norm in behavioural healthcare where agencies and practitioners constantly need to prove the effectiveness of the therapy they are providing Agencies need funding to grow and outcome measurement provides a tangible way to calculate return on investment (ROI) and proof of value (POV) that are important business terms for […]

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The Clinical Practice: Art vs. Science vs. Business

The Clinical Practice: Art vs. Science vs. Business

| August 18, 2013

A common question posed to graduate students is whether clinical practice is a science or an art? Although this question would seem to suggest it is either one or the other, psychotherapy is actually both. Find out how? To help clinicians achieve positive outcomes in psychotherapy clinical practice, MyOutcomes has developed a tool that takes […]

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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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