Tag: PCOMS

PCOMS Therapist Survey

PCOMS Therapist Survey

| April 1, 2016

Examining the Influence of Feedback Orientation and Feedback Environment on Clinician Processing of Feedback from Client Outcome Measures. Dear Readers of the Effective Therapist Blog, My name is Logan Rife and I am a doctoral candidate in the Collaborative Program in Counseling Psychology at The University of Akron. As a student, my use of the […]

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PCOMS – A Clinical Measuring Tool

PCOMS – A Clinical Measuring Tool

| March 10, 2016

“PCOMS will remain a clinical measuring tool embedded in the complex interpersonal process called psychotherapy” Have you ever wondered how we can tell that therapy works or whether clients are satisfied with their services? Many clinicians and mental health organizations are asked these questions and have few answers about how to show that they are […]

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Can a wheel draw in more clients? – Therapist Marketing Tip #1

Can a wheel draw in more clients? – Therapist Marketing Tip #1

| February 10, 2016

Drew McLellan wrote an excellent article called “Build your digital footprint in a hub and spoke model”. He suggests that every business needs a hub that all their online and offline content point back to. He explains how using a hub/spoke model will increase your visibility on the web. Studies show over 70% of people […]

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Training of Trainers Conference 2015 in Florida

Training of Trainers Conference 2015 in Florida

| July 14, 2015

Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) Implementation Now that you are convinced that the first and foremost way to become a better therapist is to add feedback to your work, The Heart and Soul of Change Project is pleased to announce an extra 2015 Training of Trainers conference from August 31 to September 4 […]

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PCOMS: The Science Behind MyOutcomes

PCOMS: The Science Behind MyOutcomes

| January 14, 2015

Dr. Barry L. Duncan, director of the Heart & Soul of Change Project, gets into the science that forms the backbone of MyOutcomes’ web-based tool. Partners for Change Outcome Management System or PCOMS as it is commonly known is a continuous monitoring and feedback model that has shown increased efficiency in randomized clinical trials (RCTs). […]

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Can We Be Technically Secure in Our Technological Security?

Can We Be Technically Secure in Our Technological Security?

| December 7, 2014

“For Technological Security, MyOutcomes uses encryption for storage of client data as well as for transmitting data to and from their customers” Technological advances typically bring improvements in the way humans can live. They also bring new threats pertaining technological security and anxieties. The domestication of the horse allowed our ancestors to travel greater distances […]

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A webinar on “Just Talk”… PCOMS as Political Action

A webinar on “Just Talk”… PCOMS as Political Action

| September 1, 2014

  At the recent Heart and Soul of Change Conference, the gentle and powerful Jacqueline Sparks, PhD gave a moving keynote on how: Psychotherapy itself is a political act. What we do in our daily practice, within the sphere of psychotherapy talk or within the confines of our work setting, either supports or undermines systems of […]

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PCOMS at Your Convenience

PCOMS at Your Convenience

| June 2, 2014

Join Heart and Soul of Change’s affordable online training program that provides 24/7 support and tells you everything you wanted to know about implementing PCOMS into your practice. Einstein once said, “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” The world around us is constantly changing. In order to keep up with […]

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MyOutcomes Sings the Client’s Aria

MyOutcomes Sings the Client’s Aria

| May 14, 2014

How can therapists determine when recovery is achieved? “It ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings” is an operatic reference to the rather large Valkyrie, Brunhilde, who, wearing her horned cap and holding her sword and shield, sings an aria signalling the end of a Wagnerian opera. In the English language, we have a number […]

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Further Validation of PCOMS

Further Validation of PCOMS

| May 7, 2014

Efficacy of client feedback in Army Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment Program Schuman, Slone, Reese, and Duncan (April 2014) recently published, in the Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, the results of their investigation of routine monitoring of client progress using the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS). The study indicated that soldiers receiving treatment in […]

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