Better Outcomes Now Blog

PCOMS Training of Trainers Online Options Expanded for NZ and AU Colleagues

Given COVID-19, the 2021 Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) Training of Trainers Conference (TOT) is being held online in an eight-week course format. Due to popular demand, and in...

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Why Client Feedback Is a Strengths-Based Approach

My dear friends and colleagues, Drs. Jacqueline Sparks and John Murphy are our resident experts about using a strengths-based approach in clinical work. This blog post is based on their work and my...

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Giving Youth a Voice in Therapy

Giving youth a voice in therapy is given a lot of lip service. But just like privileging clients, when the doors are closed or the teletherapy begins, whose voice is really heard? This is especially...

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Why Clients Are the Best Teachers of Psychotherapy

A lot of recent attention has been paid to “deliberate practice” as a method to improve therapist performance. It is defined as individualized training activities specifically designed, usually by a...

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An Evidence-Based Practice for Any Therapy Treatment Model

The Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) is an evidence-based practice supported by eight randomized clinical trials (and counting). Each of the eight trials unequivocally...

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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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