Tag: Feedback

What is feedback, and why do we need it in therapy?

What is feedback, and why do we need it in therapy?

| August 12, 2014

What is feedback and Why do we need feedback in therapy? Being associated with an organization that focuses so much on evidence based therapy I naturally got inquisitive about how did all this start? I mean who coined the term feedback, why and how was it used initially, how much is it being used in […]

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Is there a mental-health ‘Holy Grail’?

Is there a mental-health ‘Holy Grail’?

| May 28, 2014

Advancing Outcome Informed Therapy Video Series Video #1 of 6 (2:17 min.) There is no such thing as a mental-health ‘Holy Grail’. As simple as it sounds, most therapists get into the therapy business because they want to help people. And most have a deep desire to become better at what they do. So how […]

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Basis 24 and MyOutcomes

Basis 24 and MyOutcomes

| February 8, 2013

Basis 24 and MyOutcomes: Tools to Help Clinicians Achieve Higher Client Success Rates During the last two decades, the approach towards psychotherapy has been undergoing dramatic changes. Terms like evidence-based treatment and feedback informed treatment are used to summarize the philosophical shift towards a therapeutic practice that emphasizes the client’s experience and perception of the […]

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We Dare You Not to Laugh: Providing Feedback

We Dare You Not to Laugh: Providing Feedback

| December 4, 2012

Do clients hesitate in providing feedback to their therapists? Most clients have a hard time expressing how they really feel about the therapeutic process — their progress or lack of it, as well as their sense of connectedness to the therapist. But this certainly isn’t a problem in the clip below:

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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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Times Are Always Changing –  Therapy Outcomes

Times Are Always Changing – Therapy Outcomes

| November 20, 2012

Times are always changing, and professions with them. One of the most persistent and pervasive of recent developments in the world of work has been the trend toward implementing meaningful measurements. As budgets shrink and competition grows, organizations of all kinds are asking: “How do we know we’re being effective? And who in our organization […]

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Track your cumulative career development by collecting outcome data

Track your cumulative career development by collecting outcome data

| November 6, 2012

Advancing Outcome Informed Therapy Video Series – Client outcome data Video #6 of 6 (2:06 min.) Most therapists assume that they’re getting better over time. It’s really difficult to know this for sure unless there’s some type of measurement. When it comes to therapy the most effective measurement is the client themselves. No one has […]

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Lessons learned from a decade of listening to clients

Lessons learned from a decade of listening to clients

| October 29, 2012

Therapists can get important cues only by listening to clients The governing principle behind Client-Directed, Outcome-Informed (CDOI) therapy is simple: clients, not clinicians, are the chief agents behind their own psychological transformation and, as such, must be regarded as full partners in the treatment process. Still, it’s incredible what acknowledging and effectuating this truth can […]

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Why therapists shouldn’t fear Outcome Measures

Why therapists shouldn’t fear Outcome Measures

| August 30, 2012

Business professionals are always staring at the bottom line. As benchmarks go, it’s as stark and simple as it gets: earn or exceed your target numbers, and you’re a success. Therapy, needless to say, is a very different breed of beast from profit-driven business. A therapist’s job is to help people, which is a qualitative, […]

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iPad Solves “The Clipboard Quandary”

iPad Solves “The Clipboard Quandary”

| July 11, 2012

The clipboard is one of the most familiar, if old-fashioned, of health-care accessories. But with the current push to abandon paper processes in favour of more streamlined electronic solutions, they’re an obvious target for high-tech replacements. Ninety-eight percent of health-care professionals now use mobile devices to support personal and professional workflow, according to a recent […]

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