Tag: Feedback Informed Treatment

Struggling to administer the ORS and SRS in remote sessions?

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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What Makes a Super Shrink?

What Makes a Super Shrink?

| June 24, 2020

Thanks to the seminal work of K. Anders Ericsson, and growing body of FIT Deliberate Practice research, we know it’s not just ‘good genes’ or the ‘right’ therapeutic model that make the difference, it’s effort spent in a reflective practice of looking for ways to improve performance. Over the years, I know MyOutcomes different dashboard reporting […]

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Does Documentation Improve Treatment Outcomes?

Does Documentation Improve Treatment Outcomes?

| June 11, 2020

“I know we can help you successfully collect outcome data, the trick is learning to use that data to inform and improve care”, a phrase I often repeat during implementation consultations. That being said, just being able to successfully collect outcome data seems to have become the unofficially minimum standard. Believe me, I get it, just having […]

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ORS & SRS Telehealth Support

ORS & SRS Telehealth Support

| March 27, 2020

No one could have anticipated how our world circumstances would change, and with it our mode of how we operate in it. In order to protect each other, we need to do things differently, and fast. For most, if not all, distance therapy will need to be the norm for some time. In a recent […]

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Measuring the Therapeutic Alliance just got easier

Measuring the Therapeutic Alliance just got easier

| January 17, 2020

With the release of  V19, MyOutcomes has vastly increased the capacity of the PCOMS Measures to serve as a helpful cross-cutting outcome and alliance measure in settings with people with lots of different problems or who are seeing lots of different professionals. First, we have made it possible to edit, “The Therapist”s Approach is/is not a […]

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The Era of Average is Over!

The Era of Average is Over!

| December 21, 2019

An RCT reporting reliable and clinically significant change instills a high degree of confidence in the results. So why does strictly adhering to a manualized EBP, with multiple published RCT’s in top tier journals, often fail to translate into even noticeable improvements in clinical settings? Experience suggests that the real world is more heterogeneous than […]

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Teach Them to Fish Instead

Teach Them to Fish Instead

| May 27, 2019

In education, we focus on mastery of a skill, rather than the psychological experience of using that skill. When skill development is associated with a tool, we assume that skillset mastery leads directly to tool engagement. A reasonable assumption given that avoiding doing things that don't reinforce our sense of competence is normal. We can […]

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On Becoming an Optimal Human Being

On Becoming an Optimal Human Being

| January 8, 2019

“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.” Abraham Maslow Clients come to therapy with varying issues, perceived goals, perspectives, expectations, and degrees of motivation. Capricious degrees of internal and external resources also arrive with each client. Regardless of how a client initially shows up, becoming an optimal human […]

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Prove Me Wrong: Hope Keeps You Alive

Prove Me Wrong: Hope Keeps You Alive

| December 10, 2018

“Where there's life, there's hope”. We enter therapy because our hope in something we value is waning; A relationship, unplanned loss or a specific troubling issue in our lives. Our life energy is low and we yearn for something more.

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What is FIT Deliberate Practice and Why Should You Apply it to Your Therapeutic Practice?

What is FIT Deliberate Practice and Why Should You Apply it to Your Therapeutic Practice?

| August 8, 2018

Dr. K. Anders Ericsson (1993) described Deliberate Practice as “activities that have been found most effective in improving performance.” According to Dr. Scott Miller, Founder and Director of the International Center for Clinical Excellence (ICCE), FIT Deliberate Practice is the key to improving effectiveness as a psychotherapist. The factor that separates the best from the […]

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