Tag: Outcome Rating Scale (ORS)

Feedback-Informed Treatment in the Time of Corona

| May 15, 2020

The Better Results with Scott D. Miller Live Meet Up was held yesterday. Feedback-Informed Practitioners, from around the world, joined in to listen and participate in a discussion about Feedback-Informed Treatment and FIT Deliberate Practice. FIT Trainer and MyOutcomes Executive Director, Cindy Hansen was the host and moderator for this event. Scott D. Miller is […]

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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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I Can See Clearly From High Up On a Rocky Mountain Top

| October 6, 2018

How therapists can attain their summit by regularly taking client feedback The other day, I told my wife that the two most important things I learned in graduate school were: 1) how little I know; and that 2) I had doomed myself to a life of perpetual student-hood. Put another way, every time I reached […]

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To Seek or Not to Seek: Confronting Mental Health with a Mental Health Provider

| February 22, 2018

People, who could use support confronting their mental health needs, are often challenged in seeking that support. Two significant reasons why folks don't seek support for mental health issues are: 1) They believe they don't need help; 2) They tell themselves that they are who they are, and nothing can change that. To overcome these […]

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The Addictions of William Shakespeare, Benjamin Rush & Robert Palmer

| November 19, 2015

“Today, a working definition of addiction usually includes physical and psychological dependence, as well as destructive behaviors” By writing “The Effects of Ardent Spirits Upon Man,” Benjamin Rush created the foundation upon which the Temperance Movement was built. He also played a critical part in initiating the shift in how society viewed its relationship to […]

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Feedback in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

| November 4, 2015

The use of the ORS and SRS to facilitate better outcomes in mental health services Parents and family members are usually the first to notice if a child has problems with emotions or behaviour. Some children are not fortunate enough and have to deal with a childhood that is filled with displeasure, aversion, distrust, and […]

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PCOMS: The Science Behind MyOutcomes

| January 14, 2015

Dr. Barry L. Duncan, director of the Heart & Soul of Change Project, gets into the science that forms the backbone of MyOutcomes' web-based tool. Partners for Change Outcome Management System or PCOMS as it is commonly known is a continuous monitoring and feedback model that has shown increased efficiency in randomized clinical trials (RCTs). […]

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Can We Be Technically Secure in Our Technological Security?

| December 7, 2014

“For Technological Security, MyOutcomes uses encryption for storage of client data as well as for transmitting data to and from their customers” Technological advances typically bring improvements in the way humans can live. They also bring new threats pertaining technological security and anxieties. The domestication of the horse allowed our ancestors to travel greater distances […]

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Resilience Centre and Feedback in Therapy

| September 14, 2014

Measuring the effectiveness of work at the Resilience Centre At the Resilience Centre, we strive to provide an excellent psychological service for people from all walks of life. We are therefore committed to measuring and assessing whether our services are effective in meeting our clients' goals. One way that we do this is by asking […]

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Further Validation of PCOMS

| May 7, 2014

Efficacy of client feedback in Army Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment Program Schuman, Slone, Reese, and Duncan (April 2014) recently published, in the Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, the results of their investigation of routine monitoring of client progress using the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS). The study indicated that soldiers receiving treatment in […]

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