Tag: Improving your Practice

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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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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Who’s in Lockdown?

Who’s in Lockdown?

| April 20, 2020

Scott Miller is still locked down in Chicago. Are you sheltering in place? Feeling Locked down? A few weeks ago Scott was asked in a group chat if he could offer some kind of live support, now that his workshop and training events have for now all been postponed or cancelled. Since he can’t come […]

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Ethics and Effectiveness in the Age of Social Distancing

Ethics and Effectiveness in the Age of Social Distancing

| April 10, 2020

At a time when the need for your help is greater than ever, and you are already dealing with all the adjustments in your own life, the demand to switch to a phone or web based therapy setting can feel overwhelming. Dedicated FIT practitioners everywhere are questioning how to safely and responsibly work with clients, now […]

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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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Telehealth options for Feedback-Informed Practitioners

Telehealth options for Feedback-Informed Practitioners

| March 19, 2020

  To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, governments and health authorities are implementing social distancing measures. Providing face-to-face psychotherapy is not advisable, and everyone is coping with a sudden need to adjust  to phone or web based communication options. In an effort to help with this transition, last weekend FIT Trainer and MyOutcomes Executive Director, […]

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Better Results…with Scott D. Miller

Better Results…with Scott D. Miller

| March 15, 2020

  Recently, therapist and researcher, Scott D. Miller, PhD sat down and shared his personal journey to attain better treatment results. At one point stating “…I wanted to help people. Throughout my training and now 30 plus years as a clinician, I’ve struggled with the deep sense of responsibility that accompanies that objective.” Can you […]

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Does Feedback-Informed Treatment Work?

Does Feedback-Informed Treatment Work?

| March 8, 2020

The truth is, it depends. First, it depends on what you mean by Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT). If you think it means faithfully collecting session data your right, but if all you’re doing is collecting data you’re missing the point and your clients are missing the benefits. Unfortunately just taking the time and resources to implement […]

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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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ORS/SRS Forms – Too Simple to be Valid?

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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