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FIT eLearning 2020 Innovations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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I Can See Clearly From High Up On a Rocky Mountain Top

I Can See Clearly From High Up On a Rocky Mountain Top

| October 6, 2018

How therapists can attain their summit by regularly taking client feedback The other day, I told my wife that the two most important things I learned in graduate school were: 1) how little I know; and that 2) I had doomed myself to a life of perpetual student-hood. Put another way, every time I reached […]

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To Seek or Not to Seek: Confronting Mental Health with a Mental Health Provider

To Seek or Not to Seek: Confronting Mental Health with a Mental Health Provider

| February 22, 2018

People, who could use support confronting their mental health needs, are often challenged in seeking that support. Two significant reasons why folks don't seek support for mental health issues are: 1) They believe they don't need help; 2) They tell themselves that they are who they are, and nothing can change that. To overcome these […]

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SAMHSA approved Client Feedback tools: OQ Analyst & MyOutcomes

SAMHSA approved Client Feedback tools: OQ Analyst & MyOutcomes

| October 30, 2017

SAMHSA approved client feedback tools that help behavioural healthcare professionals achieve therapy effectiveness Moving on towards nearly a quarter century now, there has been a growing realization in the behavioural, emotional and mental health profession that eliciting and measuring client feedback about the therapeutic alliance and perception of change can have a positive impact upon […]

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