Better Outcomes Now Blog

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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Upcoming Presentations at Indiana University of PA and Harvard

Join Dr. Barry Duncan at an upcoming presentation near you.  Becoming Better At What We Do Barry Duncan is presenting a one-day training for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Center for...

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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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2020 Training of Trainers Conference for Implementing Measurement-Based Care

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

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Assurance for Your Behavioral Health Quality Assurance Plan

Despite overall therapy efficacy, many clients do not benefit, dropouts are a problem, and therapists vary significantly in success rates, are poor judges of client negative outcomes, and, along with...

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4 Secrets for Implementing Measurement Feedback Systems

Successfully implementing change in any organization requires careful management. It stands to reason then that implementing measurement feedback systems in behavioral health agencies also takes a...

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Routine Outcome Monitoring (ROM): Five Strategies for Getting Started

Routine outcome monitoring (ROM) is gaining traction across behavioral health settings. Not only has research demonstrated increased therapy outcomes and efficiency, all three major accreditation...

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Introducing Evidence-Based Practice and Technology in Therapeutic Services

Evidence-based treatment (EBT) has a somewhat tumultuous history within psychotherapy for two reasons. First, it has been criticized for reducing clients to their diagnoses and therapists to their...

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How to Decrease No-Show Rates Using Client Feedback in Therapy

Let’s be honest, everyone dreads no-shows. No one likes to sit in an office waiting, and waiting, and waiting, only to find out no one’s coming because the client didn’t call to reschedule. Or even...

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5 Tips for Administering Outcome Measures with Families

All family therapists have been in sessions where sparks fly among family members. At times it may feel like the family dynamic is a giant Gordian knot full of confusion, condemnations, and drama....

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