Tag: Barry Duncan

Measuring the Therapeutic Alliance

Measuring the Therapeutic Alliance

| June 24, 2015

It is a proven fact that one of the major reasons that clients drop out of therapy is a reported problem with the therapeutic alliance. It is for this reason that alliance is termed  “the soul of therapy” and a “therapist’s best friend”. Clearly measuring alliance should be a therapeutic imperative. MyOutcomes® can help with […]

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Therapists need their clients’ help just as clients need theirs

Therapists need their clients’ help just as clients need theirs

| September 7, 2014

Advancing Outcome Informed Therapy Video Series Video #5 of 6 (2:14 min.) Therapists need client feedback in order to increase therapy effectiveness Research has proven that systematic formal client feedback can improve results dramatically – sometimes doubling treatment effectiveness. Did you know that a major study on client feedback led to the national adoption of standards […]

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An eye-opening lesson on the value of training and experience

An eye-opening lesson on the value of training and experience

| June 24, 2014

Advancing Outcome Informed Therapy Video Series Video #2 of 6 (1:55 min.) An eye-opening lesson on the value of training and experience The eye-opening lesson on the value of training and experience is it has long been known that professional training and discipline don’t make much of a difference to outcome. What about experience? Surely, years […]

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ORS/SRS Forms – Too Simple to be Valid?

ORS/SRS Forms – Too Simple to be Valid?

| June 8, 2014

Are ORS/SRS forms too brief and simple to be valid? The history of science adequately illustrates that whenever there is any shift in paradigms, there tends to be, for a variety of reasons, resistance to the change that the new paradigm heralds. One notable point of resistance focuses upon the new tools or the modification […]

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Barry Duncan’s Views on MyOutcomes Version 11

Barry Duncan’s Views on MyOutcomes Version 11

| August 2, 2013

See what Dr. Barry Duncan has to say about MyOutcomes’ version 11 tool Doctors Barry Duncan and Scott Miller developed a simple yet innovative technique that focuses on the client – therapist relationship and the outcomes achieved as perceived by the client. This technique is known as Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy or CDOI as it is […]

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Clinical and Scientific Considerations in Progress Monitoring:  When Is a Measure Too Long?

Clinical and Scientific Considerations in Progress Monitoring: When Is a Measure Too Long?

| June 20, 2013

“How brief is too brief in progress monitoring in therapy?” RESEARCH IN REVIEW Barry L. Duncan Robert J. Reese 2013 A common psychometric question regarding outcome measurement tools is “how brief is too brief”? Some suggest that in order for an outcome-tracking tool to be reliable and valid, a measure must be of sufficient length. […]

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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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Isn’t the ORS and SRS just a patient satisfaction measure?

Isn’t the ORS and SRS just a patient satisfaction measure?

| January 25, 2013

“Isn’t it really just a patient satisfaction measure and what do they tell you anyway?” is one of the three typical questions asked regarding the ORS and SRS, according to Scott Miller, who along with Barry Duncan, developed these two therapeutic tools. This is actually a two-part question that attempts to challenge the validity of […]

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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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Childs Version of the Outcome Rating Scale and the NHS Foundation Trust

Childs Version of the Outcome Rating Scale and the NHS Foundation Trust

| December 27, 2012

“Outcome Rating Scale is a measure of the client’s therapeutic progress and is a simple, four item visual analog scale that is administered at the beginning of each therapy session” World events continue to remind us of how important quality psychotherapy is to mental health. Over the course of the last half century or so, […]

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