STRENGTHEN THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP

March 27, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Why should you consider making Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) a part of your clinical practice?

Good work involves constant evaluation and redefining of strategies to meet a specific goal. A good therapist/counselor relies not only on their own knowledge and experience, but also focuses on gaining insights and feedback on their clinical work.

Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) allows therapists and mental health professionals to track client feedback in real-time which helps them offer better treatment.  The most recent research shows clients whose therapists use FIT on an ongoing basis are 2.5 times more likely to experience benefit from treatment. In a pioneering study conducted by psychologist Heidi Brattland, it was found that the strength of the therapeutic relationship improved more over the course of care when clinicians used the Outcome and Session Rating Scales (ORS and SRS) compared to when they did not. This is a ground-breaking discovery, adding to the credibility and importance of using MyOutcomes.

The objective outcome of using ORS and SRS is to measure, evaluate and assess clinical care and treatment. Research suggests there is a direct relationship between therapeutic relationship and successful treatment outcomes. The MyOutcomes FIT tools are easy to administer and incorporate into everyday clinical practice. With MyOutcomes FIT tools, therapists are able to assess the treatment they are administering with the active participation of the patient themselves. FIT aligns goals and the desired results of both parties and this makes a huge difference in the treatment offered.

To sum it up, the FIT tools make clinical practice a collaborative process which contributes to: 1) reducing drop-out rates 2) increasing successful outcomes and 3) building a good therapeutic relationship. Optimise your clinical treatments to make real-impact and benefit patients with the MyOutcomes SRS and ORS tools. 

Get a demo on using MyOutcomes by using the link below: https://www.myoutcomes.com/contact-us