Better Outcomes Now Blog

The First Self-Rated Outcome Measure for Children: The Child Outcome Rating Scale

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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Magic Potions, Snake Oil, and Getting Better at Psychotherapy

Most therapists aspire to become better at what they do. But how do you get better?  How do you make sense of all the noise—the fads and fashions, our love affair with models, and the persuasions of...

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Huge Benefits for Patients in Integrated Healthcare Using PCOMS!

Great news for patients receiving treatment in integrated healthcare, where behavioral health and medical providers work collaboratively to address patient needs. The first study of measurement-based...

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Garbage In, Garbage Out

Meta-analysis is meant to provide a statistically accurate assessment of an intervention’s efficacy not possible with a single study, aiming to synthesize disparate data to facilitate informed,...

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Better Outcomes Now Welcomes Zhuang (Strong) She

We are very excited to announce that Zhuang (Strong) She has joined the Better Outcomes Now (BON) leadership team as a Project Leader, our PCOMS/BON ambassador to China. His practice, research, and...

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Better Outcomes Now Welcomes Dr. Norah Chapman

We are very excited to announce that Dr. Norah A. Chapman has joined the Better Outcomes Now (BON) leadership team as Co-Director of Graduate Training. Her expertise will be invaluable in bringing

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Has Routine Outcome Monitoring Implementation Caught Up with the Science?

There is compelling evidence from randomized clinical trials (RCT) that routine outcome monitoring (ROM) improves outcomes and reduces dropouts. In addition, benchmarking studies have suggested...

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What Distinguishes PCOMS? True Evidence and Client Privilege

Our beloved work is sometimes confusing because we have a knack for calling things by many different names that are essentially the same thing, a rose by any other name. Such is the case with...

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PCOMS & Integrated Care: Better Outcomes and Reduced Dropouts…Again

In this historical series of blogs, the previous post shared how several Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) randomized clinical trials (RCT) broadened the applicability of PCOMS...

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PCOMS Delivers Proven Results Across Populations and Problems

In this historical series of blog posts, the previous post shared the road to scientific credibility via the first 3 randomized clinical trials and the designation of the Partners for Change Outcome...

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