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) has been developed and has proven to be a reliable and valid measurement tool, capable of predicting early treatment response (a known determinant of engagement and outcome).
The following cartoon is based on a video excerpt from MyOutcomes FIT eLearning Program. It provides an example of strategies for introducing and administering the GSRS.
When a client’s response to treatment is measured using the GSRS the interpretation of the measures, the meaning and use of the client’s response pattern in general indicates:
• GSRS scores that start and remain low are associated with higher dropout rates and poor or negative treatment outcomes;
• GSRS scores that start and remain high are associated with positive treatment outcomes;
• GSRS scores that start low but improve are associated with lower dropout rates and superior outcomes;
• GSRS scores that start high but decrease are associated with higher dropout rates and poorer treatment outcomes.
The key to using the GSRS effectively in groups is ensuring that the process facilitates open discussion among the members. MyOutcomes not only offers the tools needed to simplify the collection of client outcome and session ratings, we also offer Nationally accredited training in Feedback-Informed Treatment.
To learn more visit: https://www.myoutcomes.com/fit-elearning