Clinical Outcome Measures
Tracking your psychotherapy outcomes has these benefits:
Research has shown that tracking outcomes can help you identify clients at risk for clinical deterioration.
Tracking outcomes can help you identify your personal clinical strengths & challenges, so you can target these areas with Deliberate Practice.
Tracking your outcomes lets you accumulate sufficient data to get a big-picture look at your clinical effectiveness. (See here for an example.)
These chapters and articles describe the use of outcome measures in therapy:
The books I recommend most for learning how to use outcome measures in therapy:
Popular outcome measures
ACORN Outcome Measures (FREE)
CounselingCenter Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (FREE for College/University Counseling Centers)
STIC for family/couples therapy
Online forums and communities that discuss outcome measures and provide training
Software to help measure outcomes