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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Improve Patient Outcomes with the Help of Technology

| May 11, 2021

A lot of therapists making the shift too telemedicine have experienced a few hiccups along the way. Online therapy itself is new and most clinicians have not had any proper training on how to translate their in-person work to a digital platform. Plus, the switch to technology platforms that seem too cumbersome to use, creates even […]

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‘I Didn’t See That Coming!’: How a Feedback System Transforms Therapy

| April 21, 2021

An article by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S., details the client feedback experiences of Dr. Jason Seidel, PsyD, founder and director of the Colorado Center for Clinical Excellence. Seidel has been using a client feedback system to inform his method of treatment in private practice since 2004. This, according to him, “involves routinely and most importantly formally soliciting feedback […]

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What is a Feedback-Informed Practitioner?

| March 3, 2021

 A Feedback-Informed Practitioner is a dedicated professional who uses standardized scales to routinely measure treatment progress and monitor the therapeutic alliance to inform and improve care. The scientific body of evidence in support of this process has lead to professional and regulatory bodies adopting this as a “standard” of care (American Psychological Association Presidential Task […]

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Feedback-Informed Treatment, explained by Scott D. Miller in under five minutes

| February 27, 2021

Did you know that clinicians who routinely obtain feedback on the progress and the status of the relationship with their individual clients have outcomes that are much better, and dropout rates that are much less, that Treatment As Usual (TAU)? In fact, numerous studies actually confirm this. In the research literature that process is known […]

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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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