Better Outcomes Now Blog

2020 Training of Trainers Conference for Implementing Measurement-Based Care

Organizational change is hard and many things can sabotage well-intentioned efforts. People at all levels, from the CEO to the support staff, tire of hearing about the next great thing (the next...

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Systematic Feedback in Therapy: Two New Studies with Children and Adolescents

While the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) has demonstrated significantly improved outcomes for adults in seven randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and two benchmarking studies, to...

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How Routine Outcome Monitoring Benefits Therapists

Let’s face it, most of us didn’t become therapists so that we could appear on the show Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. While sailing the Caribbean on a yacht while eating delicate hors d’oeuvres...

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Assurance for Your Behavioral Health Quality Assurance Plan

Despite overall therapy efficacy, many clients do not benefit, dropouts are a problem, and therapists vary significantly in success rates, are poor judges of client negative outcomes, and, along with...

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4 Secrets for Implementing Measurement Feedback Systems

Successfully implementing change in any organization requires careful management. It stands to reason then that implementing measurement feedback systems in behavioral health agencies also takes a...

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Routine Outcome Monitoring (ROM): Five Strategies for Getting Started

Routine outcome monitoring (ROM) is gaining traction across behavioral health settings. Not only has research demonstrated increased therapy outcomes and efficiency, all three major accreditation...

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Introducing Evidence-Based Practice and Technology in Therapeutic Services

Evidence-based treatment (EBT) has a somewhat tumultuous history within psychotherapy for two reasons. First, it has been criticized for reducing clients to their diagnoses and therapists to their...

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New PCOMS Certified Trainer: Sterling Chick

  I am pleased to announce that Better Outcomes Now (BON) has a new Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) Certified Trainer, Sterling Chick. Congratulations, Sterling!

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¡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 español.

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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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