Better Outcomes Now Blog

How Routine Outcome Monitoring Benefits Therapists

Let’s face it, most of us didn’t become therapists so that we could appear on the show Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. While sailing the Caribbean on a yacht while eating delicate hors d’oeuvres...

Read More >

Results in the Real World: Serving the Impoverished

A 2018 meta-analysis by feedback pioneer, Michael Lambert unequivocally demonstrates that PCOMS significantly improves outcomes. Lambert et al. (2018) concluded:

Read More >

Why Are Outcome Measures Important?

The good news is that psychotherapy is effective with many clients. The bad news is that not everyone benefits. We need to accept the fact that some clients may not improve under our care....

Read More >

Identifying At-Risk Clients: Why I Love PCOMS

A major benefit of the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) is the identification of clients who are not benefitting, permitting new directions to be collaboratively charted. PCOMS...

Read More >

Becoming a Master Therapist: Part 4

Recent research suggests that therapists who track their outcomes—who monitor their data—get better outcomes.“Love your data” has never been more relevant.

Read More >

Becoming a Master Therapist: Part 3 - Focus

It is much easier to meander across a myriad of worthwhile topics and legitimate concerns and not connect the conversation to what the client can do between sessions to improve his or her quality of...

Read More >

The 2019 PCOMS Training of Trainers Conference

The 2019 Training of Trainers Conference (TOT) conducted February 4-7 in warm and sunny West Palm Beach was a resounding success. Twenty behavioral health professionals, from front line clinicians to...

Read More >

Becoming a Master Therapist: Part 2

The alliance is the therapy.

Read More >

Becoming a Master Therapist: Part 1

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. —Maria Robinson

Read More >

The Treasure Chest

A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid. —J. R. R. Tolkien

Read More >