Better Outcomes Now Blog

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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Why Are Outcome Measures Important?

The good news is that psychotherapy is effective with many clients. The bad news is that not everyone benefits. We need to accept the fact that some clients may not improve under our care....

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Identifying At-Risk Clients: Why I Love PCOMS

A major benefit of the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) is the identification of clients who are not benefitting, permitting new directions to be collaboratively charted. PCOMS...

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Becoming a Master Therapist: Part 4

Recent research suggests that therapists who track their outcomes—who monitor their data—get better outcomes.“Love your data” has never been more relevant.

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Becoming a Master Therapist: Part 3 - Focus

It is much easier to meander across a myriad of worthwhile topics and legitimate concerns and not connect the conversation to what the client can do between sessions to improve his or her quality of...

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The 2019 PCOMS Training of Trainers Conference

The 2019 Training of Trainers Conference (TOT) conducted February 4-7 in warm and sunny West Palm Beach was a resounding success. Twenty behavioral health professionals, from front line clinicians to...

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Better Outcomes Now Releases New and Improved Psychotherapy Outcome Measurement App

Better Outcomes Now, the psychotherapy outcome measurement app of the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS), is now available in version 3.0. The app’s new release enhances the user...

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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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