Better Outcomes Now Blog

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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Lions and Hunters: The Heroic Client

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

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How to Address Outcome Rating Scale Scoring in Therapy

The Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) is used by the client to rate three domains: individual (personal well-being), interpersonal (family/close relationships), and social (work/school/friendships) as well...

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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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How to Measure Progress in Counseling

Feedback informed therapy empowers clients to find their voices and take ownership in the therapeutic process. It has been proven that feedback informed therapy reduces dropout rates and improves...

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Engaging Reluctant Clients in Therapy

Despite our best efforts, some clients are reluctant to engage in the therapeutic process. Just as the reasons for pursuing psychological therapy are varied, so, too, are the reasons individuals are...

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The Difference Between Client Centered Therapy and PCOMS

Client centered therapy is an approach developed by renowned psychologist Carl Rogers. He believed that individuals hold their own unique views of their world and that their abilities to manage those...

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Clinical Supervision: Tips for Therapist Onboarding

When you are in a clinical supervision role, you want therapists under your “watch” to feel not only competent when they receive licensure; you want them to feel confident in their abilities. To...

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Integrating Technology in Psychotherapy

Integrating technology and mental health can empower practitioners to deliver optimal services to clients and sustain a thriving practice. There are several ways in which you can effectively leverage...

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