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 paradigm shift is always just around the corner), and implementing measurement-based care in behavioral health services raises its own set of obstacles and fears. Over time, many learn to cope by “battening down the hatches” and waiting out the storm.
But there are ways to weather the inevitable storm of implementing measurement-based care. First is to peruse this Implementation Readiness Checklist. Next is to build a core group of internal champions who not only replace the need for outside consultation, but also provide oversight and guidance from credible insiders, those who people trust. Behavioral health organizations that commit to these internal folks have a much greater chance for success.
That is what the Training of Trainers Conference (January 27-30, 2020) is all about: giving you all you need to train others and implement the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) for measurement-based care. An in-depth coverage of the rationales for, and research supporting, PCOMS is provided at the conference, as is a thorough understanding of how to train others in the clinical nuances of using the PCOMS measures - the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) and Session Rating Scale (SRS) - in behavioral health therapy. This includes ways of inspiring and encouraging those who have concerns or fears about measurement-based care and outcome monitoring.
Other vital topics include:
- Data collection and management (with and without Better Outcomes Now)
- Behavioral health agency implementation secrets
- A four-step supervisory process that ensures successful implementation while simultaneously improving outcomes
Escape the cold this January 27-30, earn 24 CEUs or CEs, and get everything you need to train and implement PCOMS at your behavioral health organization, including all the training materials that Dr. Barry Duncan uses.
Above: A look at last year's participants
This year's participants receive:
- Dr. Barry Duncan’s presentations for the whole week, including a two-day annotated PowerPoint presentation to guide you through training and implementing PCOMS at your organization
- The New PCOMS Manual (a $49.95 value), a step-by-step guide for training others and implementing PCOMS in behavioral health services
- A certificate of attendance, an extended free trial of Better Outcomes Now (BON), and access to client video demonstrations of PCOMS and BON
- 24 hours of Florida CEUs for counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists (MFTs) or 24 CEs for psychologists, provided by the Training Institute
And hurry! The 2019 conference sold out by December 15.