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New PCOMS Certified Trainer in Spain: Dr. Tatiana Casado de Staritzky

The Better Outcomes Now (BON) team is very pleased to announce the addition of a new Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) Certified Trainer, Dr. Tatiana Casado de Staritzky! The...

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GAD-7 Scoring, Graphing, and Administering Now in BON

Once again, Better Outcomes Now (BON) has made life easier for those behavioral health professionals working in primary care, or for those who want to add a specific measure for clients struggling...

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How to Administer, Score, and Graph the PHQ-9 Online

The web application Better Outcomes Now (BON) just made life easier for those behavioral health professionals working in primary care, or for those who want to add a specific measure for clients...

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How a 2018 Meta-Analysis of PCOMS Misleads

In 2018, a meta-analysis of the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) was published in a prestigious research journal. Contradicting a large body of randomized clinical trials, the...

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Demonstrating Value for Behavioral Health Reimbursement

Changes are underway in reimbursement for behavioral health services. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched MIPS, the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, which began to...

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Measurement Based Care Solutions: Questioning the Evidence

First, let’s get the terms straight. What we and others in the psychotherapy literature have called “systematic client feedback” (or just client or patient feedback) or “routine outcome monitoring...

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Remembering Dr. Luc Isebaert

Dr. Luc Isebaert, an inspiration to everyone he met and a key figure in many areas of psychotherapy and treatment, died September 30th. Luc’s accomplishments are legend;

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Cultural Competence in Outcome Measures

PCOMS Measures Now Available in Japanese and Vietnamese The Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) represents a departure from expert-driven formulations that attempt to classify...

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Where Measurement Based Care & Culturally Sensitive Therapy Intersect

The Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS), a routine outcome monitoring (ROM) system that provides consumer feedback about the benefit and fit of services is widely used across...

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Systematic Feedback in Therapy: Two New Studies with Children and Adolescents

While the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) has demonstrated significantly improved outcomes for adults in seven randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and two benchmarking studies, to...

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