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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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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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MyOutcomes Bells and Whistles

| January 10, 2020

When people decide not to subscribe to MyOutcomes, often it’s because it’s too expensive or they don’t need all the bells and whistle‘s.  We have created a solution. A standalone app you download from the App Store or Google Play. A simple step towards collecting client outcome and session rating results and using the realtime feedback, […]

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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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Individual Sub Scales-Predictive and Clinical Utility

| February 10, 2016

Live consultation about Predictive Utility and Clinical Utility. Dr. Scott D Miller indicates that we only score on the ORS as predictive of the total score. If we are working with an individual who is not progressing, then we look at individual sub-scales to find something clinically useful, but that is not of any predictive utility […]

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Are clients with very high ORS scores considered to be at risk ?

| January 27, 2016

High ORS scores; a risk or not? The continuous high ORS scores are a good predictor of success and there are a large group of people who don't experience a decline after early improvement, but it is good clinical practice to prepare the client in case it doesn't maintain. This would then have a much […]

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Before and After the ORS and SRS – A new reporting feature

| December 16, 2015

Overview on ORS and SRS – A new reporting feature Scott explains why we have gotten rid of the feedback messages we used to have in earlier versions, and why the signals have been changed from hands to simple dots. The earlier algorithm was an initial attempt made a decade ago to help therapists understand the […]

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Introducing “Email PCOMS”

| May 15, 2015

Email PCOMS – An innovative way to capture client feedback Based upon the valuable suggestions and feedback from our clients, MyOutcomes introduced remote client access in its May 2014 release. For remote access to the ORS (such as when therapy is conducted via phone) the provider can now give their clients access to the ORS […]

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FIT and fitting the approach to the client

| October 10, 2014

“Fitting the approach to client involves responding to each individual client’s experience. Getting feedback is at the core of this approach” I am a long standing fan of Scott Miller and his work. We share an appreciation of the enormous contribution that Milton Erickson made during his long and productive lifetime and of the heritage […]

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