Better Outcomes Now Blog

2019 Training of Trainers Conference

Organizational change is hard, and many things can sabotage well-intentioned efforts. People at all levels, from the CEO to support staff, tire of hearing about the next great thing (the next...

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Reliance on the Alliance, Part 1

Listening creates a holy silence. When you listen generously to people, they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the first time. And when you listen deeply, you can know yourself in everyone.

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5 Tips for Using the Outcome and Session Rating Scales

The Outcome Rating Scale and Session Rating Scale, key components of the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS), are not only reliable measures of psychotherapy benefit and the...

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The Heroic Client

Until lions have their historians, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter. African Proverb

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Why Clients Leave Therapy Prematurely

When clients prematurely end individual psychotherapy or couple and family therapy, they risk continued distress and other negative outcomes. What’s more, they may form unfortunate opinions about...

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How to Choose a Mental Health Assessment Tool

Mental health assessment tools, also called outcome management tools or quality improvement tools, are often part of what is called routine outcome monitoring (ROM) or systematic client feedback....

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5 Steps to Accelerate Your Development

How do you accelerate your development? The prerequisite is your understanding that you are a primary figure in each client’s ultimate outcome — the client is certainly central but, as the old saying...

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And Now 6 Randomized Clinical Trials Support PCOMS

Six randomized clinical trials demonstrating that PCOMS dramatically improves outcomes are now in print. The sixth trial appears in the prestigious Journal of Counseling Psychology!  A special thanks...

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A Great New Book: Strengths Based Therapy

A great new book has just been released by Drs. John Murphy and Jacqueline Sparks, both Project Leaders of Better Outcomes Now, titled “Strengths Based Therapy.” Following is an excerpt from Barry...

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How to Use Outcome Measurement Tools in Therapy

The therapeutic environment has evolved to encompass a broad range of techniques and philosophies. Professionals treat an equally extensive array of problems, diagnoses, and conditions. A simple...

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