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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
One of the three most commonly asked questions about the ORS and SRS scales is â€œHow can patients really give honest feedback to their therapists sitting right in front of them?â€ 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 […]
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:
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 […]
Advancing Outcome Informed Therapy Video Series – Client outcome data Video #6 of 6 (2:06 min.) Most therapists assume that they’re getting better over time. It’s really difficult to know this for sure unless there’s some type of measurement. When it comes to therapy the most effective measurement is the client themselves. No one has […]