7. Psychometrics of the ORS and the SRS
Participants will learn and be able to:
· Describe the psychometric properties (i.e. reliability, validity, clinical cut-off, reliable change index) of the adult, and child versions of the ORS and SRS (and GSRS).
· To be able to administer the ORS to their clients, through practice exercises.
8. FIT Skills: Integrating Outcome Measures into Clinical Practice
Participants will learn to:
· Understand the clinical cut-off of the ORS and the implications for the dose and intensity of treatment services as well as managing mandated clients.
· Know how to identify cases at risk of drop out or null or negative outcomes based on clients’ change trajectories
· Know when and how to have conversations with their clients about the meanings behind their clients’ scores on the ORS
· Be able to integrate the ORS into their work, through practice exercises.
9. FIT Skills: Using Client Feedback on Alliance Measures to Inform Treatment Practice
· Understand the implications of clinical (alliance) cut off for the SRS on clinical practice.
· Understand the importance of negative feedback and why it is important to elicit honest and useful feedback from clients (ie. risk of drop out)
· Know what questions to ask to get honest feedback.
· Know how to integrate alliance measurement into clinical practice.
· Understand different patterns of scores on the SRS and the implications for clinical practice.
· Be able to identify clients at risk of drop out or null or negative outcomes based on their SRS scores.
· Learn how to discuss SRS scores with clients.
· Through practice exercises, improve their skills in generating honest client feedback and discussing SRS score
10. FIT Skills: Documentation
· Understand the importance of and will be able to develop service delivery agreements that include clients’ reasons for seeking service, clients’ preferences, agreement on goals/meaning/purpose and method that will be used in treatment.
· Be able to use the “Feedback-Informed Treatment Progress Note” to document clients’ progress and changes in treatment plans
11. FIT Skills: FIT in Group Work
· Become familiar with the FIT measures used in group work.
· Learn how the GSRS differs from the SRS.
· Learn how to administer, score and track the ORS and GSRS in group work.
· Learn how to integrate FIT in group work; specifically, how to address client feedback in the group context and use the feedback to inform group therapy practice.
12. FIT Skills: FIT in Couple and Family Work
· Be able to administer the ORS and SRS (and appropriate child versions) in couple and family therapy sessions.
· Be able to discuss feedback generated by partners and family members with family members in sessions.
· Know how to track outcome and alliance scores and draw comparisons of client progress with the couple or family context.
· Be able to use client feedback on outcome and alliance to inform practice decisions in family and couple therapy.
· Be familiar with the CORS, CSRS, YCORS, YCSRS and will know how to administer, score and track these measures.
· Be able to identify the difference between the adult and child versions of the ORS and SRS (i.e. language and literacy levels of the CORS and CSRS, clinical cutoff etc.)
· Know how to determine when it is appropriate to use the CORS, CSRS, YCORS and YCSRS rather than the adult versions of the measures.
· Understand how to interpret client ORS scores (change trajectories) as they pertain to client progress.
· Be able to compare client progress to normative samples
· Be able to identify when clients' change trajectories are on or off track