Better Outcomes Now Blog

PCOMS Supervision Process Puts Clients First

Our training provides us with signs that clients are improving. Some of us also rely on our experience, having seen similar cases in the past, to gauge improvement. And, as scientists, we know that...

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What Are the Benefits of Outcome Measurement in Psychotherapy?

In my 39+ years and more than 17,000 hours of client experience, I’ve thought a lot about assessments and results. Throughout the years, as I saw more clients, some of the same questions kept popping...

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Becoming a Master Therapist: Part 2

The alliance is the therapy.

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Becoming a Master Therapist: Part 1

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. —Maria Robinson

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The Treasure Chest

A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid. —J. R. R. Tolkien

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Clients Who Made Me Better: Relearning the Value of Uncertainty

While proponents of different models would like you to think otherwise, the truth of the matter is that we don’t know ahead of time what psychotherapy model or technique will be helpful for the...

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Clients Who Made Me Better: Later Lessons

They say that breaking up is hard to do. — Neil Sedaka

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Dr. Brian DeSantis Retires

Few there are that will endure a true friend. — Henry George Bohn

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How to Measure Progress in Counseling

Feedback informed therapy empowers clients to find their voices and take ownership in the therapeutic process. It has been proven that feedback informed therapy reduces dropout rates and improves...

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Engaging Reluctant Clients in Therapy

Despite our best efforts, some clients are reluctant to engage in the therapeutic process. Just as the reasons for pursuing psychological therapy are varied, so, too, are the reasons individuals are...

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