Author Archive: Karl A. Peuser, PhD

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Routine Outcome Monitoring in Group Therapy can Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs

| June 22, 2021

Today, we’re seeing numerous organizations and groups competing for a slice of the finite financial pie that has been designated to address some of the most vital concerns facing us today. Mental health, increasingly seen as one of those concerns, has begun, in the last several years, to get a small slice of that pie. […]

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Managing Utilization in a Virtual World

| July 17, 2020

Providing Your Clinical Staff with the Support They Need When you purchase MyOutcomes for your agency it is usually because the evidence has convinced you that by integrating the feedback-informed treatment (FIT) model into their practices, your clinical staff will be more effective with their clients. The success of your staff and clients, in turn, […]

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Add Another Layer of Security to Thwart the Bad Guys Two-Factor Authentication

| June 18, 2020

As if we didn’t have enough to contend with these days, cyber experts are reporting that the bad players…hackers, purveyors of viruses, e.g. as ransomware, and so forth…have upped their game. Whether it is state-sponsored theft of personal information or individual attempts to wreak havoc, the core motivation is the same…to cause harm. Regardless of […]

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FIT eLearning 2020 Innovations

| April 30, 2020

As many MyOutcomes users already know, we offer FIT eLearning, either as a standalone product or integrated into their MyOutcomes account. This is a self-paced, 12-lesson training course taught by Dr. Scott Miller. An accredited program with quizzes and exams, it teaches the feedback-informed model of treatment to therapists. Successful completion can contribute 12 CEUs […]

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Simple Elegance, Not Simple-mindedness

| February 12, 2020

How MyOutcomes’ simple web-based tool helps therapists achieve greater efficacy and success in therapy I always enjoyed introducing my students to the concept of a good scientific theory, because it was an opportunity to introduce Ockham’s razor. I have always felt an affinity with William of Ockham and his argument that the best explanation was […]

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The Path to Successful Implementation Winds On

| August 13, 2019

Interpreting MyOutcomes Data Having completed the first step in implementing the Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) system and the MyOutcomes software into your organization, you are probably feeling ready to begin the next step. After all, you and your staff have been using MyOutcomes for several months. You now find your coffers filled with FIT data. […]

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The Mobile Approach to ORS/SRS Rescoring

| July 7, 2019

  It is inevitable that at least one of your clients will want to, at least one time, revise their ORS (Outcome Rating Scale) and/or SRS (Session Rating Scale) score. The mechanisms for doing this in the web application are probably familiar to most folk. What you may not be aware of is that there […]

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The Student Who Knew Too Much

| June 20, 2019

In the course of any day, I talk with dozens of our customers. It isn't uncommon for me to be asked about the benefits of our FIT eLearning program, especially in respect to introducing it into the already busy lives of graduate students and interns.

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Teach Them to Fish Instead

| May 27, 2019

In education, we focus on mastery of a skill, rather than the psychological experience of using that skill. When skill development is associated with a tool, we assume that skillset mastery leads directly to tool engagement. A reasonable assumption given that avoiding doing things that don't reinforce our sense of competence is normal. We can […]

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Within The Therapist Lies The Key

| March 4, 2019

“The establishment of a therapeutic alliance can be a daunting task, even for those therapists who are generally successful…” For some time now, it has been well-established that the alliance between the therapist and the client plays a significant role in predicting successful therapeutic outcomes. A strong alliance is predictive of successfully achieving therapeutic goals, […]

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