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Predicted Change in a Client Feedback System

| April 22, 2015
Predicted Change in a Client Feedback System

Researchers have found that providing clinicians with feedback about client progress relative to the norm can improve outcomes for clients. Clinicians can use this vital information as a training tool and to improve their responsiveness to a lack of clinical change.

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Measuring Evidence Based Outcomes: What’s in it for Therapists? (Part 2)

| April 15, 2015
Measuring Evidence Based Outcomes: What’s in it for Therapists? (Part 2)

Our last blog highlighted two reasons why therapists benefit when they get ahead of the evidence-based outcomes measurement curve. In an incisive and insightful article from 2011, Tony Rousmaniere, PsyD, suggested that measuring outcomes increases awareness, maximizes feedback, and helps make therapists better at what they do. He also noted that by embracing outcomes measurement, […]

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One Small Step for MyOutcomes, One Giant Leap for Therapists

| April 3, 2015
One Small Step for MyOutcomes, One Giant Leap for Therapists

Detecting early change in therapy predicts success! One question debated in evolutionary science is whether change occurs gradually over long periods of time or do dramatic events bring about dramatic changes in short periods of time? Resolving this question isn’t simple as an incomplete geological record provides evidence for both. Given that these two explanations […]

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Engage your website visitors immediately before they disappear! – Therapist Marketing Tip #3

| March 28, 2015
Engage your website visitors immediately before they disappear! – Therapist Marketing Tip #3

After describing how most visitors scan websites according to an “F” pattern, Therapist Marketing Tip #2 recommended taking advantage of this well-established behavior in the design and layout of your site. Does your current homepage defy or fail to capitalize on the “F” pattern? Are you considering a redesign as a result? If the answer […]

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

| March 27, 2015
Measuring Evidence Based Outcomes: What’s in it for Therapists? (Part 1)

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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Why you need an ‘F’ to have an A+ website – Therapist Marketing Tip #2

| March 17, 2015
Why you need an ‘F’ to have an A+ website – Therapist Marketing Tip #2

http://www.aspectinsurance.co.uk According to the latest research, more than 70 percent of people will go online to check out a prospective health-care practitioner before booking an appointment. What will these potential clients discover when they get to your site? Is it easy to navigate and helpful or is it difficult to navigate and uninformative? How people […]

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The Economic Value of Monitoring Patient Treatment Response

| March 11, 2015
The Economic Value of Monitoring Patient Treatment Response

How can monitoring patient treatment response lead to effectiveness in therapy? Mental healthcare costs are soaring day by day and year after year. In any given year, one in five people in Canada experiences a mental health problem or illness, with a cost to the economy well in excess of $50 billion. Studies have found […]

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Fear is only HIPAA Deep

| March 6, 2015
Fear is only HIPAA Deep

MyOutcomes Partners with Compliance Helper In an age of alarming events that seem to occur with unnerving regularity, I have done my best to avoid being an alarmist. On the other hand, I have no qualms about being a realist. Being a realist is not the same as being an alarmist. A realist is someone […]

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Face to Face or Remote Counselling? MyOutcomes Client Level Access

| February 27, 2015
Face to Face or Remote Counselling? MyOutcomes Client Level Access

Whether face-to-face counselling is the best way to treat patients, or newer, technology enabled techniques like tele-psychiatry or web-based counselling (remote counselling) can work just as well is an ongoing debate. But one thing that can be said without a doubt and substantiated with facts, is that the popularity of telephone and web-based talk therapy […]

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Creating Psychotherapists for the 21st Century, Part I

| February 20, 2015
Creating Psychotherapists for the 21st Century, Part I

Enhance the therapist’s effectiveness by bringing the client’s voice into therapy To paraphrase William Gibson, the future has arrived, but it has yet to reveal itself. Relative to the beginning of the 20th century, our current century sees us with a much clearer idea of what mental health is, what it can be, and what […]

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