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Does Documentation Improve Treatment Outcomes?

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

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

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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Administering the ORS and SRS to Patients Electronically

Administering the ORS and SRS to Patients Electronically

| May 5, 2020

MyOutcomes Mobile is here to help you track and improve client outcomes, anytime, anywhere! MyOutcomes, the first web-based version of the Outcome and Session Rating Scales (ORS & SRS), was launched in 2007 as a simple routine outcome monitoring system. Popularized due to the broad application of the ultra-brief, progress and alliance monitoring tools, today […]

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ORS & SRS Telehealth Support

ORS & SRS Telehealth Support

| March 27, 2020

No one could have anticipated how our world circumstances would change, and with it our mode of how we operate in it. In order to protect each other, we need to do things differently, and fast. For most, if not all, distance therapy will need to be the norm for some time. In a recent […]

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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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To Change or Not to Change? When to Change a Client's ORS Score

To Change or Not to Change? When to Change a Client's ORS Score

| April 24, 2017

Thousands of agencies, practitioners, and their clients have found MyOutcomes' web-based application of the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) to be a powerful tool. The process is simple. Using MyOutcomes' extensive database, the feedback of all clients with the same initial intake score is used to predict an expected course of therapeutic progress. Deviations from the […]

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Beyond The Cloud: The Unsung Player in Data Security

Beyond The Cloud: The Unsung Player in Data Security

| August 12, 2016

Anyone unaware of the importance of securing personal data in the high-tech world of the 21st century has either been studying with some yogi in a cave in the Himalayas, living in a shack in the Canadian wilderness or has been lost in the Australian Outback since…well, since, at least, the turn of the century. […]

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Is there no way to record and plot the ORS in Child Therapy?

Is there no way to record and plot the ORS in Child Therapy?

| February 24, 2016

How to record and plot the ORS for child therapy in MyOutcomes version 14 In the case of child therapy, it is often left to the therapist to determine whether the child is making progress. It is important that the stakeholders in those young children's lives agree that progress is being made and seek other […]

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Is there Client base for predicting ETR in Child Therapy?

Is there Client base for predicting ETR in Child Therapy?

| February 17, 2016

  Changes in MyOutcomes Version 14 for predicting the Expected Treatment Response in child therapy. In the earlier version of MyOutcomes, there used to be separate algorithms for child therapy and adult therapy but other than the clinical cut offs, the responses were neither significantly different nor predictive of success. The client base for predicting the […]

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