Better Outcomes Now Blog

Characteristics/Behaviors I Most Like to See in Therapists

Characteristics & Behaviors That Make Good Therapists After a recent keynote I did, I was approached by a very thoughtful therapist who wondered about the characteristics/behaviors that I liked to...

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PCOMS and Focus: Helping an Underrated Therapist Skill

A very understated and underrated skill for doing good work, and perhaps one of the, if not the most difficult one for therapists to master, is the ability to keep sessions focused and not get lost...

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PCOMS Top Ten Motivations for Therapists

When doing implementations of PCOMS, after I do an overview of what PCOMS actually is and show a video of what it looks like, I ask therapists, "Why don't you want to do this?" or "Why won't you do...

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The Founder of Common Factors: Saul Rosenzweig

The common factors have a storied history that started with Saul Rosenzweig’s (1936) classic article "Implicit Common Factors in Diverse Forms of Psychotherapy." In addition to the original...

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Oprah and Gomer Pyle

People have asked me about my appearance on Oprah for many years. It was way back in 1992 just after I published my first book (with my best friend Joe Rock), a self help book called Overcoming...

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