Better Outcomes Now Blog

The Treasure Chest

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

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What the VA’s Recent National Suicide Data Report Reveals

Have you or a loved one ever served in the military? It’s a simple question, and yet this quick, pre-screening measure can have significant impact on client retention and outcomes. Why is this such a...

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Why Some People Mistakenly Think They’re Smart

Do you think you are the best? Whether it’s teaching, singing, drawing, writing, competing in a sport, or conducting psychotherapy, a healthy dose of confidence is a must! But there is a...

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Clients Who Made Me Better: Early Lessons

A good action is never lost; it is a treasure laid up and guarded for the doer's need. — Edwin Markham

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How to Avoid Therapist Burnout

No one -- no one -- has a bottomless well of empathy or emotional resources. When your professional life is dedicated to helping clients address significant challenges, trauma, victimization,...

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3 Ways to Build Leadership Credibility

Are you running at the “speed of trust"? This concept, developed by management guru Stephen Covey, holds that the faster, and more effectively, you build trust, the better your results will be in...

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5 Challenges Therapists Face

No one enters the mental health field expecting it to be easy. It is often difficult work, and just as often, tremendously rewarding. Being aware of the most significant challenges can help you take...

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How to Improve as a Therapist

As mental health and substance abuse professionals, we concentrate intensely on client outcomes. Are they deriving benefit from the therapeutic relationship? Are they progressing towards goals? As we...

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What Behavioral Health Accreditation Can Do For Your Organization

As behavioral health professionals, it is your goal to provide care of the highest quality. Compassion, and the quest for continual improvement, drive your organization towards greater efficacy - and...

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5 Steps to Accelerate Your Development

How do you accelerate your development? The prerequisite is your understanding that you are a primary figure in each client’s ultimate outcome — the client is certainly central but, as the old saying...

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