8.3 The Use of Measures (Part III of IV)
1. How to use an outcome measure that measures what is of value to clients.
(Note: Some of you might be already using outcome measures in your practice. Do take a look at the video to see if there's any 1-2% value this module adds to your existing practice)
Highlights from this Session:
1. Do not value what you measure. Measure what you value.
2. Use the measures not as an assessment tool, but as a conversational tool.
Note: If your supervisees are new to the notion of using measures with their client's in an integrative fashion, get them to start using routine outcome measurement (ROM) with their new clients. Much easier to start from fresh, and also makes more sense, given that this would allow them to get a good baseline of client's wellbeing.
1. Download the Cheatsheet for the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) & Session Rating Scale (SRS), or download the above pdf.
2. For more details on Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) approach, checkout the FIT Manuals.
3. Check out the recent book Feedback Informed Treatment in Clinical Practice: Reaching for Excellence . Excellent contributions from practitioners all over the world, talking about the use of measures in private practice, agency settings, couples, families, youth, etc. At the final chapter, I address the practice and practicalities of deliberate practice.