Better Outcomes Now Blog

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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Saskatchewan Leads the PCOMS Way in Canada

Saskatchewan Leads the PCOMS Way Thanks mainly to the efforts of Ruth Mireau, the Provincial PCOMS Coordinator, Saskatchewan Is enjoying a province-wide successful implementation. This, of course, is...

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PCOMS, Diagnosis and Acute Inpatient Care

Diagnosis and Acute Inpatient Care Two recently published articles are now available--both take PCOMS to different places. The first discusses PCOMS as an alternative to psychiatric diagnosis. Rather...

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What’s In a Name?

  Partners for Change Outcome Management System There has been an ongoing confusion about what to call the clinical methodology of administering and discussing the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) and the...

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The Future is Here

The Future Of Outcome Monitoring Is Here Monitoring outcomes as a quality improvement strategy, better described as systematic client feedback, is no longer a vision of the distant future—it is the...

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