Better Outcomes Now Blog

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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Results in the Real World: Serving the Impoverished

A 2018 meta-analysis by feedback pioneer, Michael Lambert unequivocally demonstrates that PCOMS significantly improves outcomes. Lambert et al. (2018) concluded:

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Ruth Mireau, PCOMS Icon, Retires

Another icon of PCOMS has retired after an illustrious career. Ruth Mireau, MSW, RSW, Certified PCOMS Trainer, BON Project Leader, and Provincial (Saskatchewan) PCOMS Coordinator has retired....

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services: Dr. Bob Bohanske

Last week I had the great privilege of visiting one of the earliest adopters and implementers of PCOMS, Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SBHS), and its champion and all-around superstar, Dr....

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