To Grow, Or Not To Grow

| October 18, 2013

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“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 move in order to live; human beings need to continuously grow. Goals are only temporary way stations on the road to somewhere else.

Psychotherapy is a challenging dynamic situation where individuals with different goals come temporarily together in order to achieve those goals. Ultimately, the solution to achieving their personal goals is to become involved, to varying degrees, and help achieve the goals of the other. The goal of a psychotherapist is to provide effective therapy. By so doing, the client achieves their therapeutic goal, which, in turn is critical for the psychotherapist attaining their goal of clinical efficacy.

One of the things that make an effective and successful therapists, effective and successful is that they know that their effectiveness is only as good as their clients’ last successful outcome. In other words, demonstrations of therapeutic efficacy are only way stations on the path of becoming an effective therapist. The most effective psychotherapists know that their effectiveness is a continual process of “becoming,” rather than a goal that is achieved and then replaced by some other transitional goal. It is something that needs continual nurturing so that the therapist can continue to grow. In short, it is the most effective and successful therapists who have incorporated the client-directed, outcome-informed (CDOI) approach into their therapeutic sessions so that they can continue the process of “becoming.”

This is also why effective therapists and behavioural health practitioners use MyOutcomes, the most powerful therapy outcome measure available. By offering the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS), a tool that provides the therapist with reliable and valid measures of their client’s progress, and the Session Rating Scale (SRS), a tool that gives the therapist insight into the therapeutic alliance, MyOutcomes is the partner whose only goal is to help therapists to continue to grow their clinical effectiveness.

So the choice is up to you, the psychotherapist. Do you see yourself as an effective therapist, fully grown and ready to move on to some other challenge? Or do you see yourself as an effective, successful therapist striving to continually grow? If you see growth in your future, then MyOutcomes is the partner that you have been looking for.

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