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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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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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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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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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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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3 Strategies for Improving Psychotherapy Effectiveness

Why do clients discontinue therapy? Research demonstrates that at least one in every five clients terminates therapy prior to completion, with some studies showing as many as one in every two clients...

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Saskatchewan Leads the PCOMS Way in Canada

Saskatchewan Leads the PCOMS Way Thanks mainly to the efforts of Ruth Mireau, the Provincial PCOMS Coordinator, Saskatchewan Is enjoying a province-wide successful implementation. This, of course, is...

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