Better Outcomes Now Blog

¡El Manual de PCOMS ya está disponible en español!

Thanks to the translation efforts of Tatiana Casado de Staritzky and Teresa Gispert Escorihuela, we are very excited to announce that the PCOMS Manual is now available en

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How to Decrease No-Show Rates Using Client Feedback in Therapy

Let’s be honest, everyone dreads no-shows. No one likes to sit in an office waiting, and waiting, and waiting, only to find out no one’s coming because the client didn’t call to reschedule. Or even...

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PCOMS and Groups: 4 Steps for Success

  Two randomized clinical trials confirm that the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) improves outcomes and reduces dropouts in group therapy with both mental health and substance...

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A Perfect 10

BON now enables a perfect 10—a perfect 10 centimeters on the PCOMS family of measures.

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Solution Focused Therapy, the Common Factors, and PCOMS

....a ménage a trois made in heaven...

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5 Tips for Administering Outcome Measures with Families

All family therapists have been in sessions where sparks fly among family members. At times it may feel like the family dynamic is a giant Gordian knot full of confusion, condemnations, and drama....

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The PCOMS Manual Update Released

I am happy to announce that our all-in-one manual for everything PCOMS (Duncan & Sparks, 2019) has been updated. This revised manual incorporates all the design and feature changes of the new 3.0...

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Lions and Hunters: The Heroic Client

Until lions have their historians, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter.       --African Proverb

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How to Address Outcome Rating Scale Scoring in Therapy

The Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) is used by the client to rate three domains: individual (personal well-being), interpersonal (family/close relationships), and social (work/school/friendships) as well...

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New PCOMS Certified Trainer: Thu Nguyen

  I am pleased to announce that Better Outcomes Now has a new PCOMS Certified Trainer, Thu Nguyen! Congratulations Thu! The PCOMS Certified Trainer designation of BON

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