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Systematic Feedback in Therapy: Two New Studies with Children and Adolescents

While the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) has demonstrated significantly improved outcomes for adults in seven randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and two benchmarking studies, to...

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The PCOMS Manual Update Released

I am happy to announce that our all-in-one manual for everything PCOMS (Duncan & Sparks, 2019) has been updated. This revised manual incorporates all the design and feature changes of the new 3.0...

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And Now 6 Randomized Clinical Trials Support PCOMS

Six randomized clinical trials demonstrating that PCOMS dramatically improves outcomes are now in print. The sixth trial appears in the prestigious Journal of Counseling Psychology! A special thanks...

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A Great New Book: Strengths Based Therapy

A great new book has just been released by Drs. John Murphy and Jacqueline Sparks, both Project Leaders of Better Outcomes Now, titled “Strengths Based Therapy.” Following is an excerpt from Barry...

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PCOMS Is Different: A Both/And System for Collaborative Practice

The Partners for Change Outcome Management System(PCOMS), the evidence-based methodology of using the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) and the Session Rating Scale (SRS), is different than anything out...

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The New PCOMS Manual Is Here!

It has been sixteen years since the original Heroic Clients, Heroic Agencies: Partners for Change was published. What began as a simple way to privilege client voice and encourage therapists to talk...

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