Author Archive: Cindy Hansen

Cindy Hansen brings a unique understanding of the clinical tools and resources therapists need most through her own work as a mental-health practitioner coupled with a background in IT. By maintaining close contact with MyOutcomes' global usership and keeping abreast of trends that are reshaping psychotherapy, she is able to lead her R&D team in constantly updating and refining MyOutcomes' measures to improve the quality of the overall client experience.

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Free Resource Reveals the True Path to Better Results

| January 10, 2021

Humility! Turns out it’s more than just a common quality of highly effective therapists, humility is actually a prerequisite! Studies confirm “professional self-doubt” is not only a strong predictor of both alliance and outcome but actually a prerequisite for acquiring therapeutic expertise. Speaking specifically to the field of psychotherapy in, Humility: The paradoxical foundation for psychotherapy expertise, the authors, Hook, Watkins, […]

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How Should We Be Training the Next Generation of Therapists?

| December 11, 2020

“We treat people, not disorders.” This is my favourite quote from the live Q&A section of #EPT2020 Great Conversations, A Bolder Model: How Should We Be Training the Next Generation of Therapists? with William R. Miller, PhD and Scott D. Miller, PhD. The question was “How can we shift therapist training from a pathology/diagnosis oriented model, […]

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Five minutes of gold from Don Meichenbaum on the treatment of Grief and Suicidality

| December 10, 2020

Yesterday was the first full day of the Evolution of Psychotherapy virtual experience. We had some great people stop by our virtual booth and join us in the live portal but the highlight of my day was Don Meichenbaum. I am very found of this warm and wonderful human being. He is a devoted clinical […]

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Get Better Results at Evo’20!

| December 7, 2020

The Evolution of Psychotherapy 2020 promises to be the “Can’t miss Virtual Experience of the Year!” Not all virtual events are created equal. This 5-day, multi-faceted event has attracted worldwide attention as the most respected gathering of master practitioners in the field. The Evolution of Psychotherapy Virtual Experience will deliver. We hope you enjoy the MyOutcomes virtual booth […]

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Feedback Informed Treatment in Group Settings

| November 23, 2020

The heart of Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) is using information generated though routine monitoring of the therapeutic relationship and progress in treatment to adjust service delivery. With MyOutcomes® the standard Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) is used to measure progress reported by group members. To monitor the quality of the alliance, the Group Session Rating Scale (GSRS) […]

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Struggling to administer the ORS and SRS in remote sessions?

| October 10, 2020

I do not know of any other time in modern history where the need for access to mental health care in the world has been greater and, with the constraints of mitigation, harder to access. It’s no wonder this year’s World Mental Health Day campaign is Move for mental health: let’s invest. In the announcement, Dr Tedros Adhanom […]

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What Makes a Super Shrink?

| June 24, 2020

Thanks to the seminal work of K. Anders Ericsson, and growing body of FIT Deliberate Practice research, we know it’s not just ‘good genes’ or the ‘right’ therapeutic model that make the difference, it’s effort spent in a reflective practice of looking for ways to improve performance. Over the years, I know MyOutcomes different dashboard reporting […]

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Does Documentation Improve Treatment Outcomes?

| June 11, 2020

“I know we can help you successfully collect outcome data, the trick is learning to use that data to inform and improve care”, a phrase I often repeat during implementation consultations. That being said, just being able to successfully collect outcome data seems to have become the unofficially minimum standard. Believe me, I get it, just having […]

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Better Results: Using Deliberate Practice to Improve Therapeutic Effectiveness

| May 26, 2020

It’s been a long time now since Michael Lambert first said, “Let’s just measure them. Let’s find out. Who cares what model you use? Let’s make sure that the client is engaged by it and that it’s helping them.” At the time that was,…and for many still is, a revolutionary concept. More than 20 years later, […]

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Feedback-Informed Treatment in the Time of Corona

| May 15, 2020

The Better Results with Scott D. Miller Live Meet Up was held yesterday. Feedback-Informed Practitioners, from around the world, joined in to listen and participate in a discussion about Feedback-Informed Treatment and FIT Deliberate Practice. FIT Trainer and MyOutcomes Executive Director, Cindy Hansen was the host and moderator for this event. Scott D. Miller is […]

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