Tag: Partners for Change Outcome Management System

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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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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Where has all the psychotherapy gone?

| August 18, 2014

Why is psychotherapy seeing less and less people every year? In their research paper released in 2010, the American Psychological Association (APA) revealed some disturbing trends seen over a period from 1998 to 2007. They found that there was a significant increase in the use of only medication for the treatment of mental disorders and […]

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Ensuring Success in Therapy

| July 13, 2014

What is PCOMS and how does outcome measurement ensure success in therapy? An article titled “Misjudged counselling and therapy can be harmful” published recently in The Guardian stated the results of a government funded study conducted by AdEPT (Adverse Effects of Psychological Therapies). According to the analysis of outcomes of psychotherapies the study found that […]

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PCOMS at Your Convenience

| June 2, 2014

Join Heart and Soul of Change's affordable online training program that provides 24/7 support and tells you everything you wanted to know about implementing PCOMS into your practice. Einstein once said, “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” The world around us is constantly changing. In order to keep up with […]

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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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PCOMS in Practice

| March 26, 2014

PCOMS or Partners for Change Outcome Management System is a SAMHSA approved evidence-based practice and is a practical solution to both the therapist's and the agency's need for being able to measure outcomes and achieve desired results. It doesn't change the way a practitioner works but makes their work better as it is atheoretical and […]

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Partners for Change Outcome Management System

| August 5, 2013

In behavioural healthcare, PCOMS or Partners for Change Outcome Management System is the term used for a client feedback program that involves psychologists seeking regular and real-time feedback from their clients in order to understand therapy effectiveness and take any corrective actions if needed The idea of PCOMS is to increase therapy effectiveness, reduce client […]

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PCOMS- Recognized as Evidence Based Practice

| January 31, 2013

After an arduous review process, the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS-Heart and Soul of Change version) operationalized by MyOutcomes has been accepted by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). This is another major stamp of approval for a system that has […]

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