The truth is our field is founded on hope. It’s well established that therapists, as a group, overwhelmingly want to get better, but contrary to widespread belief, over the past 40 years, despite many innovations and good intentions, outcomes have not improved.
One common factor identified is implementation. Without a good implementation plan all too often good intentions only result in increased administrative burden with little or no actual payoff in terms of results. The impact of a failed implementation on staff morale can be devastating—not to mention the waste of precious time and resources, and missed opportunity to provide more effective services to consumers.
Today one of the “innovations” that is producing valid, and reliable improvements in the effectiveness and efficiency of treatment is measurement-based care. A large and growing number of randomized controlled trials document significant improvements in the quality, retention, and effectiveness of behavioral health services when standardized measures are employed to solicit feedback from consumers of behavioral health services.
For over a decade, MyOutcomes Team has been working with agencies and practitioners to develop and implement measurement-based care initiatives. If you have been exploring a move to MyOutcomes, please take advantage of our expertise and book a free 30-minute consultation with MyOutcomes Executive Director, Cindy Hansen