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The Old Guard in the 21st Century

| December 15, 2014
The Old Guard in the 21st Century

“For therapists who wish to help their clients achieve practical outcomes in therapy, MyOutcomes is the perfect partner to help insure their success” For the last 30 years or so, a move to engage clients in therapy as participants in the therapeutic process rather than simply being recipients of therapy has been in progress. The […]

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Can We Be Technically Secure in Our Technological Security?

| December 7, 2014
Can We Be Technically Secure in Our Technological Security?

“For Technological Security, MyOutcomes uses encryption for storage of client data as well as for transmitting data to and from their customers” Technological advances typically bring improvements in the way humans can live. They also bring new threats pertaining technological security and anxieties. The domestication of the horse allowed our ancestors to travel greater distances […]

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HIPAA-nomics: Compliance or Certification?

| December 3, 2014
HIPAA-nomics: Compliance or Certification?

“As the healthcare industry has worked to become HIPAA compliant, “HIPAA certification” has become a new buzz phrase.” The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, commonly referred to as HIPAA, has mental health providers and agencies all abuzz. Also known as the Kennedy-Kassebaum bill, it is a far reaching law with the primary […]

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Clouds, Seeing Both Sides

| November 25, 2014
Clouds, Seeing Both Sides

“The Cloud is a place to store data that is accessible anywhere and anytime, either wirelessly or via more traditional methods for accessing the internet” When I was a child, my parents frequently told me that I had my head in the clouds. I recall one time when they were less than pleased with my […]

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A Guide to Becoming a Feedback Informed System of Care

| November 20, 2014
A Guide to Becoming a Feedback Informed System of Care

‘Your 10 Steps to Success’ Our clients around the world have proven MyOutcomes’ client driven, feedback-informed approach significantly enhances service effectiveness and leads to a reduction in the overall cost of treatment; But if you can’t get your service providers to embrace a feedback informed system of care, implementation of any outcomes measurement will be […]

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Generals and Psychotherapists: Brethren in Arms

| November 14, 2014
Generals and Psychotherapists: Brethren in Arms

Planning to Achieve Positive Outcomes in Therapy A while back, it was argued that one of the more negative consequences of young people smoking marijuana was the development of amotivational syndrome. It had been observed that pot smoking young people seemed to be apathetic and lackadaisical towards activities we consider to be important e.g. going […]

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Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT)

| November 5, 2014
Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT)

‘Scott Miller with ICCE has championed this common sense approach called Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT)’ …to increase our efficacy in psychotherapy, by asking the client for feedback and responding to this rather than pushing our favourite approach and explaining any lack of response to resistance, or lack of readiness, or secondary gain. Karl Thom said […]

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PCOMS – A Clinical Measuring Tool

| October 31, 2014
PCOMS – A Clinical Measuring Tool

“PCOMS will remain a clinical measuring tool embedded in the complex interpersonal process called psychotherapy” Have you ever wondered how we can tell that therapy works or whether clients are satisfied with their services? Many clinicians and mental health organizations are asked these questions and have few answers about how to show that they are […]

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Feedback-Informed Treatment with Adults who have Sexually Abused

| October 17, 2014
Feedback-Informed Treatment with Adults who have Sexually Abused

‘Improving Outcomes One client at a time: FIT with adults who have sexually abused FIT Trainer Series: Webinar 2 Webinar: Tuesday, Dec 9 at 2:00PM EST’ It is now quite well known that Feedback Informed Treatment using PCOMS is being successfully integrated into agencies and systems of care around the world, but did you know […]

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FIT and fitting the approach to the client

| October 10, 2014
FIT and fitting the approach to the client

m4s0n501 “Fitting the approach to client involves responding to each individual client’s experience. Getting feedback is at the core of this approach” I am a long standing fan of Scott Miller and his work. We share an appreciation of the enormous contribution that Milton Erickson made during his long and productive lifetime and of the […]

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