Improving your performance starts with knowing your baseline; that is, determining exactly how effective you really are as a clinician. In truth, most practicing psychotherapists have no hard data regarding their success rates with clients. Fewer still have any idea how their outcomes compare to any other clinician or to national norms for progress in care. Thankfully, a simple solution exists. The two scales are:
Session Rating Scale 3.0 (SRS)
A simple, 4-item pencil and paper visual analog scale designed to assess key dimensions of effective therapeutic relationships.
The Outcome Rating Scale (ORS)
A simple, four-item visual analog scale designed to assess areas of life functioning known to change as a result of therapeutic intervention.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about training or consultation on how to use the scales to improve the effectiveness of your clinical work.