Agencies that adopt Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) best practices can expect to see client improvements up to 2.5 time greater than treatment without measures. The Session Rating Scale (SRS) and Outcome Rating Scale (ORS)--tools recently introduced to psychotherapy--benefit the therapist/counsellor and the client. By understanding what’s working and what isn’t, the therapist/counsellor can take adequate steps to improve the therapeutic alliance. Clinical studies have shown that
Evidence-based practice relies on more than just theoretical prowess and gut feelings of the therapist/counsellor/mental health professional. Although these are critical factors that determine how good a therapist/counsellor is, studies have proven that evidence-based practices such as Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) increase the chances of a client experiencing meaningful improvement by more than 2.5 times. Specifically, this improvement occurs when the therapist/counsellor uses FIT measures such as Session Rating Scale (SRS) and Outcome Rating Scale (ORS). (Brattland Research:
The SRS and ORS tools have made it easier than ever to gain instant feedback, track measures in real-time, and thereby, allow the therapist/counsellor to gauge the progress of the treatment. The MyOutcomes' SRS and ORS tools can be administered in less than a minute making it viable to incorporate it into the clinician’s daily therapeutic practice. SRS and ORS lets the therapist/counsellor choose the best method possible for a particular client, allowing for customised treatment. Since there is no one-size-fits-all, every client’s mental make-up, circumstances, resilience, and emotional intelligence is different, and so the treatment should be unique in each case.
More than a dozen randomized controlled trials across a range of settings, including public behavioural health, have provided strong empirical support for the adoption of routine outcomes-monitoring in clinical practice. A meaningful outcome and session rating process has been repeatedly demonstrated to improve the quality and efficiency of services in peer-reviewed studies. MyOutcomes' SRS and ORS tools integrate science and technology to improve the therapeutic alliance between therapist/counsellor and client.
These tools track key factors known to influence all psychotherapeutic treatment outcomes.
The data gathered by MyOutcomes can be used to strengthen client engagement, increase successful outcomes, reduce dropouts, and shorten wait lists. The ORS focuses on client experience: It ensures that the client’s voice remains central, and that the client is a collaborator rather than a passive recipient of the therapeutic treatment. The SRS and ORS tools help build a feedback culture in the first session and sets the client up for success.
MyOutcomes is rapidly becoming the standard by which mental health professionals track clients’ progress to ensure a more successful therapeutic experience for all. In fact, MyOutcomes is the only outcome and session rating system ever included in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
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