How to Track Your Progress in Therapeutic Practice?

| September 5, 2017

Progress in Therapeutic Practice

Overwhelmed? Running out of time?

Throughout your entire lifetime, there are numerous goals that might seem too far-fetched for you to achieve but in reality, once you break these goals by assigning responsibilities and tasks down in smaller portions, you could essentially be on your way to attain your various goals. Similarly, there are a couple of ways to advance in your participation and progress in the matter of therapeutic practice. MyOutcomes supports clients and therapists to enhance the outcome both parties are seeking to achieve. One of the many excellent aspects of MyOutcomes is the ability to track your therapeutic progress through building and creating a record of each therapeutic session. Essentially, you can check your progress through client and therapist fit (aka therapeutic alliance). The following practical steps are helpful advice to prepare and usher you onto attaining your therapeutic goals:

  1. Utilize an electronic pad (i.e., word/software) to jot down notes of what you would like to achieve as you participate in therapeutic practice.
  2. Share your (i.e., client) desires and intentions for therapeutic progress with your therapist and determine simple and practical steps to take to accomplish them. Ensure that there is an “agreement on means and methods.” Through such an opening and mutual understanding, therapists have a way to coordinate and cooperate with clients on meeting their goals.
  3. Establish a connection with your therapist and determine whether or not it is the right fit. After all, it would be more beneficial if you have built trust and are transparent with your therapist and that you both are on the same boat as to reaching your goals.
  4. Work on getting to know each other and decide whether or not to commence or maintain therapeutic sessions with the same therapist (or to accommodate changes). Client and therapist fit are necessary in order for growth and advancement to be expressed. Recognizing fit with client and therapist can determine outcome improvement.
  5. Review and track your therapeutic progress online- www.MyOutcomes.com has created a dashboard feature where you can check if you are advancing, maintaining, or falling behind (i.e., at risk) on schedule concerning therapeutic goals.
  6. Practice and provide feedback informed treatment for efficiency. Consult with your therapist on how to improve therapeutic sessions. Reach out if you have questions/concerns for clarification- therapists are trained to work with clients to meet their individual needs.

Opening up your feelings and showing emotions to other people could be uncomfortable, overwhelming, and overall tough. However, once trust is gained, sharing your heart’s desires, personal and professional pursuit, and relationship matters to others could be a release and a relief. MyOutcomes.com offers clients and therapists the ability to review past therapeutic sessions and receive “reminders” to keep both parties accountable and on track with attaining therapeutic goals. Tune in and keep an eye out for more topics on mental health and counseling through MyOutcomes.com website. We look forward to your comments and feedback!

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