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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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Measuring Evidence Based Outcomes: What’s in it for Therapists? (Part 1)

Measuring Evidence Based Outcomes: What’s in it for Therapists? (Part 1)

| March 27, 2015

The overwhelming consensus among industry leaders is that tracking, measuring, and reporting psychotherapy outcomes will be the norm, and even standardized, in the future. The health and wellness industry is all about results. Medical patients now routinely ask about the track records and success rates of those treating them and, over time, the clients of […]

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Therapists Don’t Learn from Feedback?

Therapists Don’t Learn from Feedback?

| September 15, 2013

A clinic director recently sent in the following question: “These measures claim to improve therapist skills, yet there has been a recent study showing that therapists did not learn from the feedback on the two measures (ORS and SRS) and did not improve their skills.

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10 Steps to Success!

10 Steps to Success!

| May 29, 2013

How can you become a Feedback Informed System of care? Our clients around the world have proven MyOutcomes’ client driven, feedback-informed approach significantly enhances service effectiveness and leads to a reduction in the overall cost of treatment; but if you can’t get your service providers to embrace a Feedback Informed System of Care, implementation of […]

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Achieving Clinical Excellence

Achieving Clinical Excellence

| April 16, 2013

Everywhere, mental health practitioner are being asked to do more with less; less money, less time, and less support. Are you prepared for the challenging times ahead? Consider joining us, this May in Amsterdam, for the International Achieving Clinical Excellence Conference. Learn how to respond to the new demands, as well as grow professionally, in […]

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PCOMS — The Four Secrets of Success

PCOMS — The Four Secrets of Success

| March 14, 2013

The Art and Science of Becoming a Better Therapist PART 5 (PCOMS) A webinar series by Dr. Barry Duncan Friday, March 22 at 1PM EST PART FIVE in “The Art and Science of Becoming a Better Therapist” webinar series. Dr. Duncan shares the secrets he has learned about how to successful implement the Partners For Change […]

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Can patients really give honest feedback on the ORS and SRS Scales?

Can patients really give honest feedback on the ORS and SRS Scales?

| January 23, 2013

One of the three most commonly asked questions about the ORS and SRS scales is “How can patients really give honest feedback to their therapists sitting right in front of them?” This question, like so many posed towards innovative tools like MyOutcomes, is really a question about reliability and validity. Though the question isn’t very […]

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Using Your Own Personal Device to Track – Psychotherapy Feedback Systems

Using Your Own Personal Device to Track – Psychotherapy Feedback Systems

| December 4, 2012

Advantages of MyOutcomes over other psychotherapy feedback systems According to the Aberdeen Group, a Boston-based technology research firm, more than 70 percent of U.S. small businesses allow employees to use their smartphones for work. The problem is, allowing employees to use many different types of devices for business can turn into an IT nightmare for tech support, […]

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Outcome, Evidence, Effectiveness and Accountability are the watch words of the day

Outcome, Evidence, Effectiveness and Accountability are the watch words of the day

| November 12, 2012

“Outcome and Effectiveness; Evidence and Accountability are the watchwords of the day” In a recent presentation on transforming behavioral health care, Dr. Scott Miller shared some of the most common challenges he hears about from health-care professionals around the world in the changing environment in which they practice.  Again and again, he’s told, they’ve been asked […]

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MyOutcomes in Supervision

MyOutcomes in Supervision

| November 5, 2012

What supervisors are saying about MyOutcomes: “MyOutcomes has the ability to generate alerts when clients are at risk of dropping out or are not benefiting from services. This is a great tool for clinicians and supervisors, allowing timely identification of these ‘cases of concern’ so that action can be taken to reduce the risk of […]

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