Tag: Therapists

‘I Didn’t See That Coming!’: How a Feedback System Transforms Therapy

| April 21, 2021

An article by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S., details the client feedback experiences of Dr. Jason Seidel, PsyD, founder and director of the Colorado Center for Clinical Excellence. Seidel has been using a client feedback system to inform his method of treatment in private practice since 2004. This, according to him, “involves routinely and most importantly formally soliciting feedback […]

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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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How do we achieve excellence as therapists?

| January 5, 2017

The 2017 Advanced FIT Intensive Training will be held in Chicago, Illinois (USA) from March 9th – March 11th 2017. If you’ve read the books, completed FIT eLearning, watched the FIT Webinar series or attended a one or two day introductory workshop and want to delve deeper in your understanding and use of the principles […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Therapists Don’t Learn from Feedback?

| September 15, 2013

A clinic director recently sent in the following question: “These measures claim to improve therapist skills, yet there has been a recent study showing that therapists did not learn from the feedback on the two measures (ORS and SRS) and did not improve their skills.

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The OQ-45 and MyOutcomes

| February 28, 2013

The Outcome Questionnaire 45 (OQ-45) is one of several tools that have been developed to address the goals of evidence-based therapy. Even more so, this tool is similar to MyOutcomes’ Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) which itself was designed to work within the framework of the feedback-informed therapy model. Like the ORS, the OQ-45 is a […]

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Marketing Tips for Therapists #10

| February 27, 2013

Building a Community Referral Network Effective marketing today is about building relationships and engaging communities. It’s about telling stories people want to hear, adding value through information sharing, and participating in open and honest conversations that motivate and energize people. Marketing in today’s economy are driven by conversations at a grassroots level and you can […]

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Becoming an Evidence Based Agency ASAP: One Size Can Fit All

| February 22, 2013

A Heart and Soul of Change Project One-day Workshop May 16, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida Two messages from funders are clear: If you want reimbursement for services, you'd better use evidence based practices (EBP). As much as implementing EBPs is a worthwhile endeavor, the reality on the ground is that the feasibility of […]

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Therapist Marketing Tip #9: Creating Referrals for Therapists Who Work with Children

| February 21, 2013

It has been my observation that therapists who work with children grow their caseloads faster and receive more referrals. Why would that be? School Systems It seems it is much easier to find the younger clients because of the school systems. Once you establish a relationship with a couple of schools the referrals consistently come […]

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