Tag: Feedback Informed Treatment

Feedback-Informed Treatment, explained by Scott D. Miller in under five minutes

| February 27, 2021

Did you know that clinicians who routinely obtain feedback on the progress and the status of the relationship with their individual clients have outcomes that are much better, and dropout rates that are much less, that Treatment As Usual (TAU)? In fact, numerous studies actually confirm this. In the research literature that process is known […]

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Free Resource Reveals the True Path to Better Results

| January 10, 2021

Humility! Turns out it’s more than just a common quality of highly effective therapists, humility is actually a prerequisite! Studies confirm “professional self-doubt” is not only a strong predictor of both alliance and outcome but actually a prerequisite for acquiring therapeutic expertise. Speaking specifically to the field of psychotherapy in, Humility: The paradoxical foundation for psychotherapy expertise, the authors, Hook, Watkins, […]

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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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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?

| 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?

| 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

| 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

| 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!

| 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

| 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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