Tag: Outcomes

The Power of Outcome Driven Recovery in Mental Health

| April 8, 2016

Discover the power of an Outcome Orientated Approach to Recovery Join me Friday 27, May 2016 in the historic market town of Newark, on the River Trent, for a coming together of minds to share experience and research on the benefits and challenges of embedding the routine administration of the ORS and SRS into a recovery oriented service delivery […]

Continue Reading

Measuring Evidence Based Outcomes: What’s in it for Therapists? (Part 1)

| March 27, 2015

The overwhelming consensus among industry leaders is that tracking, measuring, and reporting psychotherapy outcomes will be the norm, and even standardized, in the future. The health and wellness industry is all about results. Medical patients now routinely ask about the track records and success rates of those treating them and, over time, the clients of […]

Continue Reading

Therapists need their clients’ help just as clients need theirs

| September 7, 2014

Advancing Outcome Informed Therapy Video Series Video #5 of 6 (2:14 min.) Therapists need client feedback in order to increase therapy effectiveness Research has proven that systematic formal client feedback can improve results dramatically – sometimes doubling treatment effectiveness. Did you know that a major study on client feedback led to the national adoption of standards […]

Continue Reading

Predicting Change: The Best-Fit Model

| September 1, 2013

In the new version of MyOutcomes® database, the aggregate effect size for our entire client base is .08. This provides a strong indicator of the statistical power of the PCOMS outcome measure algorithms MyOutcomes later versions do a much better job of modeling reality, or put another way, model the true clinical population. When trying […]

Continue Reading

Early Change as a Predictor of Therapy Outcomes

| July 25, 2013

“Clients who show little or no early change are at a greater risk of dropping out if corrective measures are not taken” The only way a behavioural health professional can improve outcomes is to know early on in therapy whether or not the client is benefiting from the treatment. The late Ken Howard, in the […]

Continue Reading

Outcome, Evidence, Effectiveness and Accountability are the watch words of the day

| November 12, 2012

“Outcome and Effectiveness; Evidence and Accountability are the watchwords of the day” In a recent presentation on transforming behavioral health care, Dr. Scott Miller shared some of the most common challenges he hears about from health-care professionals around the world in the changing environment in which they practice.  Again and again, he’s told, they’ve been asked […]

Continue Reading

MyOutcomes in Supervision

| November 5, 2012

What supervisors are saying about MyOutcomes: “MyOutcomes has the ability to generate alerts when clients are at risk of dropping out or are not benefiting from services. This is a great tool for clinicians and supervisors, allowing timely identification of these ‘cases of concern’ so that action can be taken to reduce the risk of […]

Continue Reading

How to Use an Early Warning System in Therapy

| October 23, 2012

Webinar series by Dr. Barry Duncan The art and science of becoming a better therapist – using an early warning system in therapy “The first and foremost way to become a better therapist is to add feedback to your work — period. Collecting systematic feedback improves outcomes more than anything since the beginning of psychotherapy.”– […]

Continue Reading

Therapy: Three Sources of Healing Involvement

| October 12, 2012

Advancing Outcome Informed Therapy Video Series Video #4 of 6 (2:16 min.) The Three Sources of Healing Involvement Healing involvement is the high point of therapist development and the optimal factor in generating positive client outcomes. Research reveals that, when therapists are demonstrating a high degree of healing involvement in their sessions and regularly experiencing […]

Continue Reading

Outcomes all equal? The Dodo Bird Debate lives on

| September 7, 2012

It seems the jury is still out on the “Dodo Bird verdict” declaring that all treatment approaches work equally well (provided, of course, there are good therapists using them). To see where the two sides in the debate stand, read this 2009 article by Siev, Huppert and Chambless in Behavior Therapist alongside Scott D. Miller's […]

Continue Reading