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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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Web Based Outcome Management System for Children and Families

| January 5, 2015
Web Based Outcome Management System for Children and Families

How can therapists make therapy children friendly and improve results? Psychotherapy with children is similar to work with adults, but there are some very important differences, differences that are important to how we interpret the treatment research literature. Unlike adults, children rarely see themselves as needing therapy, thus, most treatment referrals tend to be made […]

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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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