Tag: Client-Directed

‘I Didn’t See That Coming!’: How a Feedback System Transforms Therapy

| April 21, 2021

An article by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S., details the client feedback experiences of Dr. Jason Seidel, PsyD, founder and director of the Colorado Center for Clinical Excellence. Seidel has been using a client feedback system to inform his method of treatment in private practice since 2004. This, according to him, “involves routinely and most importantly formally soliciting feedback […]

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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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Predicted Change in a Client Feedback System

| April 22, 2015

Researchers have found that providing clinicians with feedback about client progress relative to the norm can improve outcomes for clients. Clinicians can use this vital information as a training tool and to improve their responsiveness to a lack of clinical change.

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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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ORS/SRS Forms – Too Simple to be Valid?

| June 8, 2014

Are ORS/SRS forms too brief and simple to be valid? The history of science adequately illustrates that whenever there is any shift in paradigms, there tends to be, for a variety of reasons, resistance to the change that the new paradigm heralds. One notable point of resistance focuses upon the new tools or the modification […]

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To Grow, Or Not To Grow

| October 18, 2013

“It is the most effective and successful therapists who have incorporated CDOI approach into their therapeutic sessions so that they can continue the process of “becoming.”” Life is a process, not a goal. As a psychotherapist, you would know the truth of this. You know that just as sharks need to keep constantly on the […]

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10 Steps to Success!

| May 29, 2013

How can you become a Feedback Informed System of care? Our clients around the world have proven MyOutcomes' client driven, feedback-informed approach significantly enhances service effectiveness and leads to a reduction in the overall cost of treatment; but if you can't get your service providers to embrace a Feedback Informed System of Care, implementation of […]

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Can patients really give honest feedback on the ORS and SRS Scales?

| January 23, 2013

One of the three most commonly asked questions about the ORS and SRS scales is “How can patients really give honest feedback to their therapists sitting right in front of them?” This question, like so many posed towards innovative tools like MyOutcomes, is really a question about reliability and validity. Though the question isn't very […]

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We Dare You Not to Laugh: Providing Feedback

| December 4, 2012

Do clients hesitate in providing feedback to their therapists? Most clients have a hard time expressing how they really feel about the therapeutic process — their progress or lack of it, as well as their sense of connectedness to the therapist. But this certainly isn’t a problem in the clip below:

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Times Are Always Changing – Therapy Outcomes

| November 20, 2012

Times are always changing, and professions with them. One of the most persistent and pervasive of recent developments in the world of work has been the trend toward implementing meaningful measurements. As budgets shrink and competition grows, organizations of all kinds are asking: “How do we know we’re being effective? And who in our organization […]

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