Better Outcomes Now Blog

Training of Trainers Conference (TOT) and COVID-19

These are indeed strange times in which we live, and all of us must adapt to new realities of both practice and life. While the list of downsides to the pandemic are infinite, and not to minimize our...

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Journey to Client-Directed Therapeutic Services: Changing the Rules

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…before the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS)—yes, way back in 1986, I became very interested in the common factors because of Michael...

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Don Rogers, A Kentucky Icon, Retires

Don Rogers is retiring from New Vista, a large behavioral health organization serving 17 counties in central Kentucky. Don started 27 years ago during an internship for his masters in clinical...

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Therapist Development: Getting Better at What We Do

Therapist development, or getting better at what you do, takes more than deliberate practice—it requires two things: 1) attaining systematic client feedback, sometimes called routine outcome...

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The Online Training of Trainers Conference: January 25-28, 2021

Given COVID-19, the Training of Trainers Conference (TOT) will be totally online in 2021. So, I can’t offer you beautiful South Florida and an escape from the cold of winter, but I can offer you a...

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Better Outcomes Now Translated to Japanese

We are pleased to announce that Better Outcomes Now (BON), the true web-based version of the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS), is now fully translated to Japanese. Takashi...

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10 Qualities and Actions of Effective Therapists

While there are many characteristics that could be mentioned, my list of 10 qualities and actions of effective therapists is based on the common factors that account for change (see graphic below),...

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Giving Youth a Voice in Therapy

Giving youth a voice in therapy is given a lot of lip service. But just like privileging clients, when the doors are closed or the teletherapy begins, whose voice is really heard? This is especially...

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Meeting Outcome Measures Standards for Behavioral Health Accreditation

Are you having accreditation nightmares about client-reported outcome measures? Don’t worry! The Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) and Better Outcomes Now (BON) have your back in...

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Why Clients Are the Best Teachers of Psychotherapy

A lot of recent attention has been paid to “deliberate practice” as a method to improve therapist performance. It is defined as individualized training activities specifically designed, usually by a...

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