Better Outcomes Now Blog

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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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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