Tag: ORS and SRS

‘I Didn’t See That Coming!’: How a Feedback System Transforms Therapy

‘I Didn’t See That Coming!’: How a Feedback System Transforms Therapy

| May 21, 2018

An article by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S., details the client feedback experiences of Dr. Jason Seidel, PsyD, founder and director of the Colorado Center for Clinical Excellence. Seidel has been using a client feedback system to inform his method of treatment in private practice since 2004. This, according to him, “involves routinely and most importantly formally soliciting feedback […]

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Beyond The Cloud: The Unsung Player in Data Security

Beyond The Cloud: The Unsung Player in Data Security

| August 12, 2016

Anyone unaware of the importance of securing personal data in the high-tech world of the 21st century has either been studying with some yogi in a cave in the Himalayas, living in a shack in the Canadian wilderness or has been lost in the Australian Outback since…well, since, at least, the turn of the century. […]

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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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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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To Grow, Or Not To Grow

To Grow, Or Not To Grow

| October 18, 2013

“It is the most effective and successful therapists who have incorporated CDOI approach into their therapeutic sessions so that they can continue the process of “becoming.”” Life is a process, not a goal. As a psychotherapist, you would know the truth of this. You know that just as sharks need to keep constantly on the […]

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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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The Advantages of Electronic Records over Paper

The Advantages of Electronic Records over Paper

| April 5, 2013

I’m often asked, “What are the advantages of electronic records versus paper records.” Electronic records are a practice management tool that can give healthcare providers the advantage of transparency and simplified  outcome reporting. Studies have shown that clinicians can become more effective by the management and analysis of data involved in the treatment process. The […]

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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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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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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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