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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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Who’s in Lockdown?

| April 20, 2020

Scott Miller is still locked down in Chicago. Are you sheltering in place? Feeling Locked down? A few weeks ago Scott was asked in a group chat if he could offer some kind of live support, now that his workshop and training events have for now all been postponed or cancelled. Since he can’t come […]

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Ethics and Effectiveness in the Age of Social Distancing

| April 10, 2020

At a time when the need for your help is greater than ever, and you are already dealing with all the adjustments in your own life, the demand to switch to a phone or web based therapy setting can feel overwhelming. Dedicated FIT practitioners everywhere are questioning how to safely and responsibly work with clients, now […]

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Telehealth options for Feedback-Informed Practitioners

| March 19, 2020

  To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, governments and health authorities are implementing social distancing measures. Providing face-to-face psychotherapy is not advisable, and everyone is coping with a sudden need to adjust  to phone or web based communication options. In an effort to help with this transition, last weekend FIT Trainer and MyOutcomes Executive Director, […]

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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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Therapist Marketing Tip #11: Word of Mouth and Your Practice

| July 26, 2017

Studies have shown that around 90 percent of word of mouth is off-line, rather than on-line. This is surprising because all the hype right now is around the explosion of social media. This means a therapist should be focused on gaining positive off-line word of mouth. If properly harnessed off-line word of mouth is an […]

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Can a wheel draw in more clients? – Therapist Marketing Tip #1

| February 10, 2016

Drew McLellan wrote an excellent article called “Build your digital footprint in a hub and spoke model”. He suggests that every business needs a hub that all their online and offline content point back to. He explains how using a hub/spoke model will increase your visibility on the web. Studies show over 70% of people […]

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My Intuition Says That PCOMS EBP (Evidence-Based Practice) is The Best

| June 6, 2015

Why using PCOMS EBP is the best way forward in psychotherapy! Most people are familiar with the thalidomide disaster of the early 1960s. Thalidomide, a drug developed in Germany and marketed as a treatment for morning sickness, had been distributed in numerous countries. It was scheduled to be released in the United States as soon […]

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Is a video the best method to explain the benefits of Measuring Outcomes?

| April 27, 2015

Video will soon be 90% of Internet traffic. 1 Video is the most effective website initiative.2 Do you include video on your website?  Video is a very effective way to relay information about your practice and connect with visitors.  Many experts predict that video will continue to grow in popularity and sites that do not utilize […]

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Measuring Evidence Based Outcomes: What’s in it for Therapists? (Part 2)

| April 15, 2015

Our last blog highlighted two reasons why therapists benefit when they get ahead of the evidence-based outcomes measurement curve. In an incisive and insightful article from 2011, Tony Rousmaniere, PsyD, suggested that measuring outcomes increases awareness, maximizes feedback, and helps make therapists better at what they do. He also noted that by embracing outcomes measurement, […]

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