Tag: Session Rating Scale

TOMS, a simple Therapy Outcomes Management System

TOMS, a simple Therapy Outcomes Management System

| January 19, 2017

The Therapy Outcomes Management System (TOMS) is a simple way for you to keep session notes and outcome data using the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) and the Session Rating Scale (SRS).  This app for iPad/iPhone/iPod is used to provide instant feedback on outcomes of counseling and therapy, client by client. Why the TOMS? It’s simple–research […]

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Using MyOutcomes® and Feedback Informed Treatment to create a culture of continuous performance improvement

Using MyOutcomes® and Feedback Informed Treatment to create a culture of continuous performance improvement

| July 4, 2014

This webinar will help you use MyOutcomes to facilitate a culture of continuous performance improvement through Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT). Specifically you will learn how: MyOutcomes‘ session feedback signals facilitate therapist self-evaluation Data from the SRS and ORS can be used to inform and direct clinical supervision Analysis of data helps practitioners discover the qualities, personal […]

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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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I Can See Clearly From High Up On a Rocky Mountain Top

I Can See Clearly From High Up On a Rocky Mountain Top

| April 6, 2014

How therapists can attain their summit by regularly taking client feedback The other day, I told my wife that the two most important things I learned in graduate school were: 1) how little I know; and that 2) I had doomed myself to a life of perpetual student-hood. Put another way, every time I reached […]

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Not convinced of the highly touted benefits of Evidence-Based Practice?

Not convinced of the highly touted benefits of Evidence-Based Practice?

| January 25, 2014

What is Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)? Evidence-Based Practice is an interdisciplinary approach to clinical practice, which is becoming more and more common since its formal introduction in 1992. It started in the medical field, as evidence-based medicine, before spreading to other fields such as psychology. The basic standards are that all practical decisions made, should be […]

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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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FIT Outcomes

FIT Outcomes

| August 21, 2013

Feedback Informed treatment or FIT is a process of integration of PCOMS or Partners for Change Outcome Management System into clinical practice. Behavioral health service providers regularly solicit feedback from clients. The treatment meted out as a result is informed as it is based on the information given by the client himself and hence the […]

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Early Change as a Predictor of Therapy Outcomes

Early Change as a Predictor of Therapy Outcomes

| July 25, 2013

“Clients who show little or no early change are at a greater risk of dropping out if corrective measures are not taken” The only way a behavioural health professional can improve outcomes is to know early on in therapy whether or not the client is benefiting from the treatment. The late Ken Howard, in the […]

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Feedback Sources & Aggregate Stats

Feedback Sources & Aggregate Stats

| July 15, 2013

A behavioral health practitioner’s workload is increasing dramatically as a result of today’s increased demand for mental health services. With limited time and with other things interfering with the ability to help clients achieve their therapeutic goals, it is imperative to be able to find information quickly and get results at the click of a […]

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The OQ-45 and MyOutcomes

The OQ-45 and MyOutcomes

| February 28, 2013

The Outcome Questionnaire 45 (OQ-45) is one of several tools that have been developed to address the goals of evidence-based therapy. Even more so, this tool is similar to MyOutcomes’ Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) which itself was designed to work within the framework of the feedback-informed therapy model. Like the ORS, the OQ-45 is a […]

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