There’s a growing body of literature that suggests that psychological outcome measurement is important for mental health agencies. This has been most noticeable in the field of psychotherapy, where understanding whether the patient is progressing or not is important. This in turn, could improve the overall quality of care. As such, it is an important tool for mental health practitioners and mental health agencies.
Why Psychological Outcomes Measurement?
Psychological outcomes measures are important for mental health practitioners because they help to identify problems and understand the effects of treatment patients are experiencing. By measuring psychological outcomes, mental health practitioners can better tailor their services to meet the needs of their patients. Additionally, by understanding how well treatments are working, mental health practitioners can optimize their care plans and improve patient satisfaction.
The Benefits – Are You On Track or Off Track With Your Patient?
The benefits include gaining a better understanding of the patient’s condition and adjusting treatment, if necessary. Without measuring clinical outcomes, patient drop-outs or patient dissatisfaction could occur.
Conclusion - How to Measure – Give your Patient a Voice.
There are several different psychological outcome measurement techniques available. Commonly used, is a questionnaire. However, how does one know if the questionnaire is asking the right questions? Also, how often is the questionnaire given to the patient? The advantage of MyOutcomes is the responses to our surveys have undergone clinical trials. This is key in knowing how strong the therapeutic alliance is between the counselor and patient. The stronger the alliance, the higher the outcomes in therapy.
MyOutcomes has been in business since 2013 and has collected responses from thousands of counselors globally. We have over three million sessions within the software. These predictive algorithms are the cornerstone to giving the patient a voice during the therapeutic process.