Better Outcomes Now Blog

PCOMS Training of Trainers Online Options Expanded for NZ and AU Colleagues

Given COVID-19, the 2021 Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) Training of Trainers Conference (TOT) is being held online in an eight-week course format. Due to popular demand, and in...

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In Memory of Dr. Bob Bohanske

Robert T. Bohankse, Ph.D., friend, colleague, and influencer without equal, died on January 4, 2021. Dr. Bohanske was Chief of Clinical Services/Clinical Training at Southwest Behavioral and Health...

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ORS and SRS: Understanding the Psychometrics

In this historical series of blog posts discussing the journey to client-directed therapeutic services, the previous post shared how the clinical process of the Partners for Change Outcome Management...

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Why Client Feedback Is a Strengths-Based Approach

My dear friends and colleagues, Drs. Jacqueline Sparks and John Murphy are our resident experts about using a strengths-based approach in clinical work. This blog post is based on their work and my...

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ORS and SRS Rating Scales: Path to Development

In this historical series of blog posts discussing the journey to client-directed therapeutic services, the previous post shared insights gained from The Heroic Client. This post does the same, but...

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The Outcome Questionnaire, Working Alliance Inventory, and Feasibility

In this historical series of blog posts discussing the journey to client-directed therapeutic services, the previous topic was changing the rules. This post shares insights gained from The Heroic...

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Training of Trainers Conference (TOT) and COVID-19

These are indeed strange times in which we live, and all of us must adapt to new realities of both practice and life. While the list of downsides to the pandemic are infinite, and not to minimize our...

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Journey to Client-Directed Therapeutic Services: Changing the Rules

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…before the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS)—yes, way back in 1986, I became very interested in the common factors because of Michael...

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Don Rogers, A Kentucky Icon, Retires

Don Rogers is retiring from New Vista, a large behavioral health organization serving 17 counties in central Kentucky. Don started 27 years ago during an internship for his masters in clinical...

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Therapist Development: Getting Better at What We Do

Therapist development, or getting better at what you do, takes more than deliberate practice—it requires two things: 1) attaining systematic client feedback, sometimes called routine outcome...

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