Better Outcomes Now Blog

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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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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