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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

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 interact […]

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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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Can a wheel draw in more clients? – Therapist Marketing Tip #1

| February 10, 2015
Can a wheel draw in more clients? – Therapist Marketing Tip #1

Drew McLellan wrote an excellent article called “Build your digital footprint in a hub and spoke model”. He suggests that every business needs a hub that all their online and offline content point back to. He explains how using a hub/spoke model will increase your visibility on the web. Studies show over 70% of people […]

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Conducting PCOMS guided Recovery Groups- Closing the Resource Gap in Psychotherapy

| February 5, 2015
Conducting PCOMS guided Recovery Groups- Closing the Resource Gap in Psychotherapy

Conducting PCOMS guided Recovery Groups model is built on three key concepts: recovery, group therapy, and CDOI therapy. At whichever level of community one wishes to consider, there is a growing demand for mental health services that isn’t being matched by an equivalent accessibility to mental health services. This disparity between the need for services […]

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MyOutcomes’ Apt App

| January 29, 2015
MyOutcomes’ Apt App

“MyOutcomes’ apt app can be easily downloaded onto any number of electronic devices a client might use” It is my recollection that when the first computers began appearing in the business world and the health professions, they were promoted as reducing paperwork and saving time. Of course, they really did neither. Software tended to be […]

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MyOutcomes: A clinician’s best friend

| January 22, 2015
MyOutcomes: A clinician’s best friend

How does MyOutcomes model the true clinical population? When trying to identify and measure any latent variable, two critical factors will play a major role. The first is sample size. The larger the sample size, the greater the variance and, therefore, the greater the likelihood of extracting the variable. An additional benefit of having a large […]

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PCOMS: The Science Behind MyOutcomes

| January 14, 2015
PCOMS: The Science Behind MyOutcomes

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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