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Ensuring Success in Therapy

| July 13, 2014
Ensuring Success in Therapy

What is PCOMS and how does outcome measurement ensure success in therapy? An article titled “Misjudged counselling and therapy can be harmful” published recently in The Guardian stated the results of a government funded study conducted by AdEPT (Adverse Effects of Psychological Therapies). According to the analysis of outcomes of psychotherapies the study found that […]

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Using MyOutcomes® and Feedback Informed Treatment to create a culture of continuous performance improvement

| July 4, 2014
Using MyOutcomes® and Feedback Informed Treatment to create a culture of continuous performance improvement

This webinar will help you use MyOutcomes to facilitate a culture of continuous performance improvement through Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT). Specifically you will learn how: MyOutcomes‘ session feedback signals facilitate therapist self-evaluation Data from the SRS and ORS can be used to inform and direct clinical supervision Analysis of data helps practitioners discover the qualities, personal […]

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An eye-opening lesson on the value of training and experience

| June 24, 2014
An eye-opening lesson on the value of training and experience

Advancing Outcome Informed Therapy Video Series Video #2 of 6 (1:55 min.) An eye-opening lesson on the value of training and experience The eye-opening lesson on the value of training and experience is it has long been known that professional training and discipline don’t make much of a difference to outcome. What about experience? Surely, years […]

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Creating Psychotherapists for the 21st Century, Part I

| June 15, 2014
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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ORS/SRS Forms – Too Simple to be Valid?

| June 8, 2014
ORS/SRS Forms – Too Simple to be Valid?

Are ORS/SRS forms too brief and simple to be valid? The history of science adequately illustrates that whenever there is any shift in paradigms, there tends to be, for a variety of reasons, resistance to the change that the new paradigm heralds. One notable point of resistance focuses upon the new tools or the modification […]

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PCOMS at Your Convenience

| June 2, 2014
PCOMS at Your Convenience

Join Heart and Soul of Change’s affordable online training program that provides 24/7 support and tells you everything you wanted to know about implementing PCOMS into your practice. Einstein once said, “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” The world around us is constantly changing. In order to keep up with […]

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Is there a mental-health ‘Holy Grail’?

| May 28, 2014
Is there a mental-health ‘Holy Grail’?

Advancing Outcome Informed Therapy Video Series Video #1 of 6 (2:17 min.) There is no such thing as a mental-health ‘Holy Grail’. As simple as it sounds, most therapists get into the therapy business because they want to help people. And most have a deep desire to become better at what they do. So how […]

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Want to become a recognized FIT trainer?

| May 25, 2014
Want to become a recognized FIT trainer?

FIT Implementation Training of Trainers Conference 2014 Have you been hearing the stories about the successful implementation of feedback-informed treatment (FIT) into therapy? Have you decided that you want to adopt FIT so that your practice can experience the same success? Would you like to help fellow clinicians by training them to use FIT so […]

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MyOutcomes Sings the Client’s Aria

| May 14, 2014
MyOutcomes Sings the Client’s Aria

How can therapists determine when recovery is achieved? “It ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings” is an operatic reference to the rather large Valkyrie, Brunhilde, who, wearing her horned cap and holding her sword and shield, sings an aria signalling the end of a Wagnerian opera. In the English language, we have a number […]

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Further Validation of PCOMS

| May 7, 2014
Further Validation of PCOMS

Efficacy of client feedback in Army Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment Program Schuman, Slone, Reese, and Duncan (April 2014) recently published, in the Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, the results of their investigation of routine monitoring of client progress using the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS). The study indicated that soldiers receiving treatment in […]

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