"What Works” in Therapy
Facilitator:Dr. Scott Miller
City:Fort St. John
This workshop will look at translating 40 years of Outcome Research into Strategies for Effective Clinical Practice.
What is Client Directed Outcome Informed (CDOI) and Feedback Informed Therapy (FIT)
It is no secret that the field of behavioral health is undergoing a period of dramatic changes. For many agencies and practitioners, times are tough. Meeting regulator and documentation now consumes as much as 3% of the average clinician's time.
What can clinicians and agencies do to maintain, and even improve the quality and outcome of the services they offer in this era of austerity and accountability?
Thankfully, a simple, evidence-based alternative exists for maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of treatment based on using ongoing client feedback to empirically tailor services to individual client needs and characteristics. Over a dozen randomized clinical trials, involving a wide range of clients and presenting complaints, document that implementing the principles and practices associated with Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) improve outcomes and client satisfaction by as much as 65%, cuts dropout rates in half, and decreases the risk of deterioration by one third.
Many clinicians and agencies around the world are using the data generated by FIT to provide evidence of effectiveness and accountability to regulatory bodies, payers, and funds.
Who is this For?
All clinicians, service providers, administrators, and policy makers who are interested in learning about this innovative, evidence-based practice. We would like this to reach as many interested people as possible. This is available to all service providers across sectors; Northern Health, community agencies, non-profits, private practice, aboriginal agencies and health hubs